Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair the groin and abdominal injuries that hampered him late in the season and the postseason.
Cabrera is expected to be ready for spring training next year.
The surgery will require 6-8 weeks of rehab, the Tigers said in a press release, stating he had "successful core muscle repair surgery."
Cabrera, 30, hit a league-leading .348 in the regular season, and he finished second in the American League in home runs (44) and RBIs (137), making him a strong candidate to repeat as the AL MVP.
In 11 postseason games, Cabrera hit .262 with two home runs and nine strikeouts, and he appeared to be inhibited by the groin ailment.