Miguel Cabrera is set to return for Detroit Tigers in spring training after a groin tear and "everything is going well" according to manger Brad Ausmus.
Last year's American League MVP missed several games last term with a series of niggling injuries.
Cabrera suffered with a bad back, sore left hip, strained lower abdomen and shin tear before the groin tear which needed attention in the off season.
Speaking to the Boston Herald at baseball's winter meetings, the Tigers manager said: "All the reports are good. I've talked to our head trainer a number of times about it and he said he's getting his rehab in and as far as reports go, everything is going well."
The eight-time MLB All-Star is Detroit Tigers' star player who helped the side to the American League central title. The Venezuelan achieved only the third American League triple crown in history in 2012.
The slugger came back after 2012 to lead the majors in hitting at .348 and finished second with 44 home runs and 137 RBIs.
The Tigers eagerly look forward to their star hitter returning next season injury-free as the majority of their runs depend on Cabrera being in shape.
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