Tigers planning to play Cabrera at first base?

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – MARCH 09: Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers in action against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 9, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Astros defeated the Tigers 2-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Perhaps 2021 will be even weirder than 2020 when it comes to baseball?

After spending last season exclusively as a designated hitter, Miguel Cabrera could see action at first base this season according to Tigers manager A.J. Hinch.

The idea to put Cabrera back onto the field is rooted in lineup flexibility.

“What I won’t do is break him,” Hinch said. “I’m not interested in playing him so much at first base that it hinders his availability throughout the rest of the week.”

“What I won’t do is break him,” Hinch said. “I’m not interested in playing him so much at first base that it hinders his availability throughout the rest of the week.”

The plan to put Cabrera on the playing field figures to come at the expense of Renato Núñez primarily.

Even in the full season of 2019 Cabrera made just 26 starts at first base.

Signed though 2023 the Tigers will try to get something out of the money they are paying Cabrera.

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