Sports
5:47 pm
Thu January 21, 2010

Tigers Miguel Cabrera treated for alcoholism

Detroit, MI – Tigers first baseman 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 said Thursday that he's turned his life around and 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.

Cabrera, who is playing on 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