Miguel Cabrera and has addressed the health issues that have plagued him, and he has a plan for the Detroit Tigers 2020 season.
2019 has been a rough season for the former all-star and triple crown winner, Miguel Cabrera. He has struggled with pain in his right knee since June, but he refused to undergo surgery on it. He and Detroit Tigers manager, Ron Gardenhire, have addressed the issue and have a plan for the offseason, per an article on MLB Live.
Specialists have warned Cabrera in the past that the knee pain is a result of chronic damage and that it may impact the rest of his career. He has stood firmly against having surgery, as long as he is able to play without it. He continues to stand by this and will speak with three specialists after the season ends to discuss a plan for treatment.
As for his own plans, Miggy plans to put off some pounds. He believes that by losing weight, he will be able to put less stress on his knee. He hopes to be 100 percent by the time the 2020 season rolls around. It sounds like he’s going to do his best to cut back on the Venezuelan delicacy, arepas, as well as put some more time in at the gym.
Despite his knee, Cabrera has still had a decent season at the plate. He has hit .285 with 10 home runs over 132 games. While this is nowhere near the performance he probably expects out of himself, given his age and his injury, the numbers aren’t half bad. There are still six games remaining in the season, and it remains to be seen if Cabrera will play again.
If Cabrera is able to get into better shape and remedy his knee issue, there is a good chance he could have a solid comeback season. His numbers this season with his injury have shown that he still has what it takes to be valuable to the team, and if he is able to get healthy he could still have another great season in the late stages of his career.