Detroit Tigers closing in on long-term contract extension with Miguel Cabrera


Mar 25, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) during the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A report coming from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports indicates that a contract extension with slugger Miguel Cabrera will be announced in short-order.

The terms have not yet been disclosed, but it seems the only roadblock with the deal is for Miggy to pass a physical, which is likely just a formality.

News of the Tigers looking to extend Cabrera’s contract emerged the same day that Max Scherzer rebuffed efforts for an extension this past Sunday. Unlike Scherzer, however, Miggy is locked up for the next two seasons.

Cabrera, who hit a three-run homer for his fourth home run of the Spring today in a win over Atlanta, has two years left on an eight-year, $152 million contract signed shortly after being dealt to Detroit from the Florida Marlins in 2008. The two-time MVP and Triple Crown winner has told media outlets that he’d be willing to take less than top market value to stay in Detroit and retire as a Tiger.

Keep tuned to Motor City Bengals for contract specifics if/when this deal is announced.