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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