After being arrested for a DUI, Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera is not reporting to spring training camp and won’t for a long time. According to Tigers GM Dave Dumbrowski, Cabrera’s return will be determined by doctors appointed by the team and MLB Players Union. “Any time you deal with alcoholism and an addiction, you realize it’s an ongoing battle,” Dombrowski said.
Cabrera was discovered by police drinking a bottle of scotch on the side of the road after his car broke down. The 27-year old was en route to the Tiger’ spring training camp from his South Florida home and resisted arrest from police.
The DUI arrest marks Cabrera’s second public battle with alcohol in the past two years. In 2009, during a playoff race, Cabrera had to be picked up at a police station by Dumbrowski after police were called to his home for domestic violence. Cabrera had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit and scratches on is face. The following day, the Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox and failed to make the post-season. Last January, it was reported Cabrera had a three month stint in rehab.