The Detroit Tigers on Wednesday released an update on star slugger Miguel Cabrera, who is recovering from surgery on his right ankle.

Cabrera, who will be 32 in April, had surgery this offseason to remove bone spurs in the ankle. The team believes he has a shot to play on Opening Day.

Here's the Tigers' full statement:

Dr. Robert Anderson's review of Miguel Cabrera's CT scan displayed a good progression of healing. Miguel has been cleared to initiate non-impact baseball activities including hitting and throwing, and will begin a running progression until full weight-bearing is achieved. While there is no definitive timetable, it's optimistic Miguel could be ready close to opening day.

Cabrera hit .313 with 25 home runs and 109 RBI last season, a down season by his standards. In 2013, Cabrera batted .348 with 44 home runs and 137 RBI en route to his second-consecutive MVP title.