The All-Star third baseman is slated to earn a major-league record $292 million over the next 10 years as part of a new contract announced by the Tigers on Friday.
Cabrera's new contract for $248 million incorporates the $44 million he was set to earn under his the final two years of his previous contract with the Tigers. Cabrera will make more than
Cabrera's new payout total also eclipses the brief record Dodgers ace
According to the Associated Press, Cabrera will make $43,195 per plate appearance based on his average of 676 plate appearances each season with the Tigers. The average annual U.S. wage in 2012 was $42,498, according to the Social Security Administration.
The two-time defending