{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Cabrera gets high marks for defense

Cabrera gets high marks for defense

|
Cabrera gets high marks for defense
KANSAS CITY -- Through the opening 10 games, Tigers manager Jim Leyland gave Miguel Cabrera high marks for his defensive work at third base.

Cabrera went into Tuesday's game against the Royals having committed one error. The Tigers are second among American League clubs with a .994 fielding percentage.

"He has done a great job," Leyland said. "There were four or five different types of plays [Monday at third base] and he made every single one of them. He's my third baseman, and I love him to death."

While acknowledging that Cabrera is not going to be as good a defensive third baseman as Brandon Inge, Leyland likes Cabrera's soft hands and strong arm.

"I mean, a great arm," Leyland said. "It doesn't look like it because he is so big and he's effortless. But if you were over there catching his throw, you would realize the velocity. He just flicks it."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español