Miguel Cabrera just got a whole lot richer. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, Cabrera and the Detroit Tigers have agreed to terms on an 8-year $248 million dollar extension. Cabrera will take in an average of $31 million dollars per season, which is the highest in baseball history.
If you factor in the 2-years left on Cabrera’s previous contract, he is now signed for 10-years and $292 million dollars. His contract runs out after the 2023 season when Cabrera will be 40-years-old.
His contract is the largest ever in Tigers history surpassing the 9-year $214 million dollar contract Prince Fielder signed prior to the 2012 season.
In 2012, Cabrera became the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win baseball’s coveted triple crown.
Last season, Cabrera once again led the league in batting average and RBIs, but Orioles first-baseman Chris Davis edged him in home-runs.
With this move, Cabrera becomes the face of the Tigers franchise for the next decade as the team tries to win its first World Series since 1968.