Detroit Tigers will not release Miguel Cabrera in his retirement season [Sports News]

The Detroit Tigers are consistent with everything that Miguel Cabrera has offered him in his years with the organization. It is for this reason that they have declared that they will not release him this season, despite the low numbers he is having in his farewell year.

Cabrera has had career lows across the board so far this year, from batting average (.177) to OPS+ (31). He, too, has scored just four RBIs in 86 plate appearances.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports said Monday that the organization has no plans to release him in a season in which he will receive $32 million in salary. Cabrera will be a future Hall of Famer.

“My body certainly tells me that this could be the right time to end his career,” Cabrera said in March. “I’m truly grateful for everything I’ve been able to experience and accomplish on the baseball field. But it’s time to go. … My only goal this year is to stay on the field as many games as possible and most importantly help Detroit to win. That’s how I want to end my career.”