|Celebrated Name:||Miguel Cabrera|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Jose Miguel Cabrera Torres|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Birth Date:||18th April 1983|
|Birth Place:||Maracay, Venezuela|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Rosangel Torres|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes|
|Is Miguel Cabrera Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Player|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$150 Million|
|Last Updated:||December 2023|
South American countries are best known for producing one of the best soccer players in the world. Recently, there has been a growing number of best athletes in other fields coming from South America. One of those is Venezuelan baseball player Miguel Cabrera.
Rated among the best baseball players in MLB, Cabrera started playing baseball in his home country, signing his first professional contract at the age of 16 with Tigres de Aragua. He signed for Florida Marlins as an amateur in 1999, progressing through their system until mid-2003 when he made his MLB debut. He played for Marlins for four seasons before being traded to Detroit Tigers.
Maybe you know about Miguel Cabrera very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2023? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Miguel Cabrera’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.
Early Life & Biography
Jose Miguel Cabrera Torres was born on 18th April 1983 in Maracay, Venezuela, to his parents Miguel and Gregoria Cabrera. He got interested in baseball since childhood, where he used to practice with his friends after school. Tigres de Aragua noticed him and signed him while still a teenager. He came to the United States after being signed by Florida Marlins, where he played in their minor league system as he continues with his education. Besides baseball and his parents’ names, not much is known about his childhood.
Apart from his baseball career, Cabrera has been giving back to the community through his Miguel Cabrera Foundation, which supports several children’s funds as well as introduces young kids to baseball and softball. When it comes to religion, Cabrera is known to be practicing catholic faith and de Ocha or Santeria.
Cabrera is married to Rosangel Torres, and their union has been blessed with two girls and one boy. In April 2017, Rosangel filed for divorce but later withdrew it. The reason for Rosangel filing for divorce is after finding out Cabrera had a secret affair with Belkis Rodriguez and handed father, two kids, with her.
Though he was able to save his marriage, the court ordered him to be paying $20,000 monthly support and pay for her mansion, which was around $1 million. Besides that, he was ordered to treat the two kids to holidays the same way he treats the ones he has with his wife.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 18th April 1983, Miguel Cabrera is 40 years old as of today’s date 9th December 2023. His height is 1.93 tall, and his weight is 109 kg.
Cabrera began his professional career with Florida Marlins as an amateur in 1999 and developed through their youth ranks until he made his debut in MLB on 20th June 2003 at the age of 20. His debut season with Marlins went so well, helping his team to World Series championship. Not only did he help his team, but he appeared on ESPN the Magazine cover. He played for Marlins till 2007 when they traded him to Detroit Tigers on 5th December 2007.
On 22nd March, he signed an eight-year contract with Detroit Tigers that was worth $152.3 million. The then the contract was the fourth largest in the history of baseball. He made his debut with tigers on 31st March 2008 against Kansas City Royals. On 22nd April, Tigers coach Jim Leyland made an announcement that he will be moving Cabrera to first base, a position he has done well since then.
On 28th March, he signed a contract extension with Tigers for another eight years’ worth $248 million. This was exclusive of the $44 million of the two years that was remaining in his contract. Cumulatively, he was to be paid $292 million for ten years, making his deal the biggest in baseball history by then.
Awards & Achievements
Cabrera is one of the most decorated baseball players in the history of the game. He has been a four-time AL batting champion as well as an onetime AL Batting Triple Crown in 2012. He has been a two-time league champion in 2003 and 2012 and a World Series champion in 2003.
Among his awards include two AL Most Valuable Player, Two Hank Aaron Awards, and five Luis Aparicio Awards, among many others. This is just a drop in the ocean as he has worn more than sixty awards in his baseball career.
Net Worth & Salary of Miguel Cabrera in 2023
Cabrera is among the most successful athletes today, with Forbes ranking him among the top 100 best-paid athletes. His first contract with Detroit Tigers was worth $152.3 million, while his 2014 with Tigers was worth $248 million making him one of the best paid MLB players. As of December 2023, his current net worth is $150 million.
Career-wise it’s true Cabrera has been a very successful athlete, but personally, he had some deep laying issues he had to deal with. Besides his infidelity, he had issues with alcohol abuse, which saw him spending three months in an alcohol rehabilitation center. On 3rd October 2009, police-reported to a distress call in his home, which was later found after drinking till early morning, he got into a fight with his wife after returning him. Later in the day, he was found with scratched faces, which, when asked, he said they came from his dog.