Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera returned to action this weekend after a stint on the disabled list and didn’t waste any time in messing with Houston Astros All-Star Jose Altuve.
It’s not the first time Cabrera has had a little fun at the expense of the diminutive Altuve — a fellow Venezuelan. Last year, he lofted the 5’6″ second baseman over his shoulder prior to a game.
As usual, it’s been a busy year for Cabrera in terms of gamesmanship, although he behaved himself while signing autographs before yesterday’s game.
BILLY BURNS UN-DEKED
5/26/15 — Cabrera pretended the ball was thrown away on a pickoff, but Oakland A’s center fielder Billy Burns didn’t fall for his shenanigans.
BRAYAN PENA MISDIRECTED
6/16/15 — When a ball got away from Cincinnati Reds catcher Brayan Pena, friend and former teammate Miguel Cabrera pointed him in the wrong direction.
YOUNG FAN REWARDED
6/23/15 — A young Cleveland Indians fan found himself the surprise recipient of Cabrera’s bat and batting gloves, after vociferously telling the two-time MVP that he had his back.