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DETROIT Manager Jim Leyland confirmed that with the signing of Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera will return to his roots as a third baseman.
Some speculated with the injury to designated hitter Victor Martinez that Fielder and Cabrera would split first base and designated hitter, but Leyland said that would not be the case. He said Cabrera would begin spring training as the everyday third baseman.
"This is what I believe I have in Miguel Cabrera at third base. I think I have a tremendous set of hands that could actually play anywhere in the infield and catch a ground ball," Leyland said. "And I think I have one of the best arms in baseball. So what your concern is because of the size of Miguel, is his athleticism going to be as good coming in on bunts, is his range going to be maybe as good as some of the better third basemen? That's probably not going to happen. But when he gets himself at the weight that he wants to be at, I think his first step is very quick.&...
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It's good that everyone involved is on board with moving Miguel Cabrera to third base to make room for Prince Fielder but that doesn't mean it's a good idea, writes Joe Sheehan.
With the signing of Prince Fielder on Tuesday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers have quickly become once again the favorites in the American League Central. After losing top of the line player Victor Martinez to injury, the Tigers solidified their lineup by bringing in their new masher. This sets up a problem for both Kansas City Royals of present and of future.
The Royals will...
When the Detroit Tigers signed Prince Fielder to a hefty $214 million contract Tuesday and added him to a lineup that already featured Miguel Cabrera, they also drew attention to the girth of those two players.
Multiple sources list Fielder at 275 pounds, and we'll take them at their word. Cabrera, who at 6-foot-4 stands about five inches taller than Fielder, estimated in spring...
Tony Campana will never be confused with Prince Fielder. As a matter of fact, outside of being left-handed hitters, the two couldn’t more different. For Cubs fans who dreamed of having Fielder in their lineup, that isn’t exactly a good thing.
Why compare a diminutive spare outfielder to a behemoth free agent who was a long shot to come to Chicago in the first place? Because —...
Source says the free-agent first baseman's contract with the club is for nine years. It is only the fourth $200-million contract in major league history.Free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder and the Detroit Tigers agreed Tuesday on a nine-year, $214-million contract, a person familiar with the deal said.
While "The Descendents" starring George Clooney is up for best picture this Oscar season, "The Descendants" starring Prince Fielder is up most shocking offseason acquisition.
Heck, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was quoted saying he would consider bringing Prince to Detroit, but was "probably not a good fit" days before news broke on Cecil&...
DETROIT -- Free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder and the Detroit Tigers reportedly agreed Tuesday on a nine-year, $214 million contract that fills the reigning American Central Division champions' need for a power hitter. CBS first reported the agreement. The deal is subject to a physical.