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Magglio Ordonez 'Very Near' Retirement

Magglio Ordonez is "very near" to retiring, according to two tweets he wrote in Spanish on Monday.

Translated, the tweets read: "Near my retirement!" and "I'm very near my retirement!"

Ordonez, 38, struggled last season, after ankle surgery in 2010, hitting .255 with five home runs and 32 RBIs. He lost his starting job in August and suffered an ankle injury in the playoffs.

Via Detroit Free-Press


With Swelling Down, Cabrera Eyeing Opening Day

The swelling around Miguel Cabrera's injured right eye has gone down and he says that his vision is fine.

The first baseman-turned-third baseman expects to be playing when the Tigers face the Red Sox on Opening Day.

"I don't feel any pain, nothing," Cabrera said. "The next day, I was feeling good. I was a little sore and swelling, but I was like normal. I was [feeling] like I was going to be OK very soon."

Via MLB.com


Tigers Being Cautious With Miguel Cabrera

The Tigers aren't going to rush Miguel Cabrera back into the lineup.

The third baseman broke a bone below his right eye Monday when struck by a bad-hop grounder off the bat of Philadelphia's Hunter Pence.

"Miguel wants to play but we are going to be following doctor's orders," manager Jim Leyland said. "He really wants to go."

Via Associated Press


Sunglasses May Have Saved Cabrera's Season

Miguel Cabrera will miss time this spring with a facial fracture suffered when a ground ball struck him in the eye.

The third baseman's decision to wear sunglasses on Monday likely saved his season.

The glasses softened some of the blow incurred by his eye, preventing Cabrera from suffering a more serious fracture.

Via Detroit News


Cabrera Will Miss Time With Facial Fracture

Miguel Cabrera suffered a small fracture in the bone under his right eye after getting hit by a hard grounder on Monday.

Cabrera, who received eight stitches to close the bloody wound, said he will be re-evaluated in a week, but likely will be out at least a couple of weeks.

Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that Cabrera's vision is "perfect" and he won't go on the disabled list.

Via ESPN.com


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