Miguel Cabrera Clears Up His Future For 2023

The word hit like a ton of bricks on Friday: Miguel Cabrera's troublesome knee had him considering retirement a year early. Now the future Hall of Famer has cleared up the rumors for Detroit Tigers' and baseball fans everywhere:

Cabrera says is not retiring, and plans to return for the final year of his contract in 2023. How he'll deal with the fact that his knee "doesn't feel very good right now" and has been bothering him all season, remains to be seen.

But according to MLB Insider Jon Morosi, "Cabrera said very clearly, 'I am not going to retire, I am not going to quit.'

"Yes, there are some issues to deal with with Miguel's knee... The key question for the Tigers is how do they manage his playing time going forward?"

Cabrera still has milestones to pursue, added Morosi, though the two-time MVP, 20-year veteran did collect his 3,000th hit earlier this season, and his 500th homer last year. 

He's currently batting .267 with 4 HR and 37 RBIs, and appeared, on a special commissioner's selection, in his 12th All-Star game last month. 

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