Will Yoder
Wednesday January 25th, 2012

Miguel Cabrera was consulted by the Detroit Tigers before the team made the move today to sign fellow first-baseman Miguel Cabrera, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com.

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Cabrera, currently the Tigers first baseman, finished fifth in the American League Most Valuable Player voting this season after hitting .344/.448/.586 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI. His batting average and on base percentage were good enough to lead the American League in 2011. In 2010, he led the league in RBI with 126. Despite his powerful presence the Tigers made the move to sign fellow slugger Prince Fielder to a nine-year, $214 million deal today. While one of the two powerhouse sluggers can play designated hitter in 2012, one of them will likely have to change positions in 2013 after Victor Martinez returns from a torn ACL.

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