Questions remain as to when Miguel Cabrera will be ready for the 2015 MLB season after he had ankle surgery in October of last year.    

Chris Iott of reported that the Detroit Tigers will have a much better picture of his health status after he visits doctors next Tuesday:

Cabrera has been a model of consistency not only at the plate but also in terms of durability. With the lone exception being his rookie season, in which the then-Florida Marlins called him up in June, Cabrera has made 600-plus plate appearances in all but one of his 12 years in the majors.

Beyond trading for Alfredo Simon and Yoenis Cespedes, the Tigers haven’t made a ton of moves in the offseason.

They’ll most likely get pushed hard by the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox in the division this coming year. According to Baseball Prospectus, PECOTA projects only a four-game difference between first and third place in the American League Central.

Getting Cabrera back healthy quickly will be of the utmost importance for Detroit. Even though his 2014 numbers failed to reach the absurd levels of his back-to-back MVP years, he remains by far the team’s most important offensive threat.  

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