Detroit Tigers batting star Miguel Cabrera is looking great after groin surgery in the off-season, according to his team-mate Alex Avila.
Cabrera is an integral part of a Tigers team that has been successful for many years, with the 30-year-old grabbing back to back American League MVP awards that last two seasons.
So, how is he doing after the injury to his groin, Avila fills us in.
“Normal, great -- both,” Tigers catcher Alex Avila told Detroit News Wednesday in a phone conversation. “I think the fans will have a lot of peace of mind next week when they see that for themselves.”
Even though both players don't train together get during the break they happened to have the same trainer, which means Avila is best placed to assess Cabrera's condition.
Cabrera's winter has not been great due to the surgery he underwent at the end of last season.
Cabrera was slowed by the injury in the final two months of last season, but comfortably won his second consecutive MVP award with a .348 batting average and 44 home runs.
He only played in 148 games, which was his lowest total since he became a full-time player in the majors for the Florida Marlins in 2004.