Miguel Cabrera Wants To Play First Base
When the Tigers traded Prince Fielder to the Rangers a little more than a week ago, it was assumed the defensively-challenged Miguel Cabrera would shift back to first base next season. GM Dave Dombrowski did not commit to that plan, however. Here's what he told reporters following the trade:
"I think when you look at Miguel, and think of him in the future, you think of him at some point needing to go back over there to first base. The difficulty would be, as you look past a couple of years, if we're in a position where we could ever extend him, it would be a position where neither Prince nor Miguel liked to DH on a consistent basis. They're willing to go over there for a day or two, but they don't really like doing that, so if you're going to move forward with both of them on your club, the only way to really do that if neither one of them want to DH is to have Prince at first and Miguel at third. So (the trade) does create the flexibility (now)."