Tigers slugger Cabrera treated for alcoholism
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 20:32:31 GMT —
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 Minnesota.
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.