MLB: Tigers slugger Cabrera treated for alcoholism
DETROIT — Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has spent three months in a treatment program for alcoholism following a much-publicized drinking binge during the final weekend of the regular season.
Cabrera says he has turned his life around. He said Thursday that he hasn’t had a drink since he was taken into custody by police after a domestic-abuse complaint was filed by his wife in the early morning of Oct. 3 — hours before a crucial game against the Chicago White Sox.
The Detroit first baseman with a $152 million contract got drunk enough between Friday night’s game and Saturday morning to have what police said was a 0.26 blood-alcohol reading — three times above Michigan’s legal limit for driving — and a bruised and cut left cheek.