Miguel Cabrera clarifies retirement comments: ‘No way’

Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera told the Detroit News on Friday that he plans to be back in the 2023 season, one day after he hinted at thoughts of retiring after 2022.Cabrera has one season remaining on an eight year, $248 million contract. The two-time American League MVP is set to earn $32 million in 2023.”I’m not going to retire,” Cabrera told the newspaper. “Not until after next year when my contract is done. They didn’t understand what I said. No way am I going to quit.”Cabrera, 39, has been dealing with persistent right knee pain in recent weeks and told reporters Thursday that “right now we don’t know” what his plan would be following the season.”I’ve got to talk to my agent, I’ve got to talk to the GM, I’m got to talk to everybody (and) see what’s going to be the plan for next year,” Cabrera said in his original comments. “Right now we don’t know. We’re focused on today. We’re going to go day by day and see what happens. I don’t think about next year. I’m thinking about trying to finish healthy this year.”

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