LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) The Detroit Tigers say Miguel Cabrera has been cleared for hitting and throwing by doctors and could be ready for opening day as he recovers from surgery on his right foot.
The Detroit first baseman had surgery in late October to remove bone spurs in his ankle and repair a stress fracture in the arch of his foot.
Dr. Robert Anderson says in a statement released by the team that Cabrera shows ''a good progression of healing.'' He will begin light running. There is no definite timetable for his full recovery.
Cabrera dealt with ankle problems last season, which ended with the team eliminated from the AL Division Series by Baltimore.