Miguel Cabrera didn’t win a second consecutive Triple Crown, but that’s about all that changed as the Detroit Tigers third baseman repeated as American League Most Valuable Player.
Max Scherzer has won the 2013 AL Cy Young Award with 28 of the 30 first-place votes.
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez also received 1 first-place vote.
After a week-long managerial search, former catcher Brad Ausmus was named the 37th manager in Tigers history, taking over for retired manager Jim Leyland.
Ausmus, 44, played two stints for the Tigers during his 18-year big league career. He was traded twice by the Tigers. Now, he returns for a third – and seemingly final – time as manager. (USA Today)
If you watched any of the ALCS, then you know it was obvious Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera was not at 100 percent. Far from it. He was dealing with a hip flexor and an abdominal strain, and that was just the stuff we knew about.
On Monday, GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters Cabrera was dealing with a Grade 2-3 groin strain late in the year. He will see a specialist and may need surgery this offseason. No word on whether surgery would delay him at the start of spring training or even the 2014 regular season. (CBSSports.com)
Jim Leyland, who led the Detroit Tigers to two pennants in eight seasons and got them to the verge of a third this season, will not return for a ninth.
Leyland announced in a press conference Monday that he is stepping down as Detroits manager.
“Im going to be 69 years old,” he said. “Im not ashamed of that. Im proud of it. The fuels getting a little low.”Leyland will be accepting another position with the club, which is yet to be determined.