Miguel Cabrera cleared to take grounders

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Some good news out of Tigers camp in Florida …

According to James Schmehl of MLive.com, slugger Miguel Cabrera was able to field grounders Saturday for the first time this spring. He hasn’t been cleared for lateral movement, so he just scooped balls hit directly at him. “Looked good,” was the quick review from Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

Cabrera is being eased along slowly this spring after undergoing surgery last October to remove painful bone spurs from his right ankle and repair a stress fracture in his right foot. The hope is that he will be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.