The Detroit Tigers shocked the baseball world when they traded Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers last week. That left the team with a hefty hole at first base, a hole that MVP Miguel Cabrera would like to fill as he recently told Venezuelan newspaper El Universal he wants to shift positions.
Cabrera of course is a former outfielder who moved to third base.
While not the most nibble of defenders, Cabrera does have a solid glove – it’s just getting a glove on the ball that has become a problem (in addition to playing bunting scenarios due to his lack of speed). It’s a move the Tigers may possibly look into given those factors, though finding a third baseman is far more difficult than a first baseman. Add in that first base is usually an offensive position, the team could replace such production at first easier than they’d be able to do at third.