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Miguel Cabrera proved early on that he was destined to be a Major League baseball player. In 2003 when he was 20 years old, the Venezuelan made his successful debut with the Florida Marlins. Ten years later, his fielding skills and batsmanship has earned him a healthy net worth of $83,833,750 as a Detroit Tiger.
During his rookie year, he demonstrated that his young age would not get in the way of success. As the clean up batter, Cabrera earned the National League's Rookie of the Year honors. His record at the plate demonstrated that ensuing years he would improve with more time and experience under his belt, but his stellar play in the 2003 playoffs and World Series got everyone's attention.
Cabrera has since been named to six MLB All-Star teams and received three Silver Slugger Awards. With a World Series ring to flash around, Cabrera led the American League in home runs in 2008, garnered the American League RBI Championship in 2010 and won the American League batting title in 2011. Twice, Cabrera has been named the Luis Aparicio Award winner.
From his rookie days through December of 2007, Cabrera remained a Florida Marlin, but he and his teammate Dontrelle Willis were traded to the Detroit Tigers in a blockbuster eight-player swap. Before the 2008 season officially opened, Cabrera signed an eight-year, $160 million contract that put the first basemen in Detroit through 2015. He went to work right away and launched 37 homers for the Tigers in his first year.
In 2009, Cabrera ran afoul of the law with a couple of incidents that appeared to be alcohol related. Since that time frame, Cabrera spent three months in an alcohol rehabilitation center. No other incidents have given rise to concern.
With Prince Fielder coming on board in Detroit, the team plans to move Cabrera to the hot corner.