Miguel Cabrera's curtain call will come in the 2023 campaign.
The longtime slugger announced on Monday that he plans to retire after the upcoming season:
His looming retirement doesn't come as a surprise—Cabrera was a full-time designated hitter last season, and injuries and the realities of aging have seen the once fearsome hitter manage just 45 homers in total over the past five seasons. To put that level of decline in perspective, he once hit 88 homers in a two-year stretch between 2012 and 2013.
But he will undoubtedly be a first-ballot Hall of Famer after he retires.