Cabrera says he’ll be ready for opener
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera says his vision is fine and that he’ll be ready to play on Opening Day.
Cabrera rejoined his teammates Monday for the first time since a bad-hop grounder broke a bone below his right eye a week ago.
The star slugger will be examined Tuesday to see if he’s OK. Tigers manager Jim Leyland has said he’ll put Cabrera back in the lineup two days after he’s cleared.
The Tigers open the season on April 5 at home against Boston.
Cabrera led the majors in hitting last year with a .344 batting average and had 30 home runs and 105 RBIs for the AL Central champions.
Cabrera shifted from first base to third base this year to make room for newly acquired Prince Fielder.