José Miguel Cabrera Torres (born April 18, 1983), commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed "Miggy", is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman who plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He bats and throws right-handed. He formerly played left field, right field, and for most of his career, third base . He currently spends the majority of his playing time at first base . Cabrera is a nine-time All-Star, having been selected to both the National League and American League (AL) All-Star teams. He progressed through the Florida Marlins minor league system, before being called up from the Double-A Carolina Mudcats in June 2003. Cabrera went on to help the Marlins win the 2003 World Series as their clean-up hitter.