Jose Miguel Torres Cabrera was born on April 18, 1983 in Maracay, Aragua State, Venezuela. He plays first base for the Detroit Tigers.
Miguel is 6’4” and weighs 240 pounds. He bats and throws right-handed.
Minor LeaguesMiguel was signed by the Florida Marlins as an amateur free agent in 1999.
2000 - GCL Marlins in the Gulf Coast League, and then the Utica Blue Sox in the New York-Penn League 2001 - Kane County Cougars in the Midwest League 2002 - Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League 2003 - Carolina Mudcats in the Southern League
Major LeaguesMiguel was called up to the majors and made his debut on June 20, 2003.
Florida MarlinsMiguel played several positions for the Florida Marlins, from shortstop to third base to left field to right field.
Detroit TigersOn December 5, 2007, the Marlins traded Miguel and starting pitcher Dontrelle Willis to the Detroit Tigers for pitchers Andrew Miller, Dallas Trahern, Eulogio De La Cruz and Burke Badenhop, outfielder Cameron Maybin, and catcher Mike Rabelo.
Miguel plays first base for the Tigers.
MLB Career Awards2x Silver Slugger Award winner (2005, 2006) 4x All-Star selection (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007) World Series champion (2003)
PersonalMiguel and his wife Rosangel, have a daughter, also named Rosangel.
Miguel is a believer in Santería (an Afro-Caribbean religion derived from the traditional beliefs of the Yoruba people of Nigeria).