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Miguel Cabrera could arrive at Tigers camp on Thursday

Feb 23, 2011, 10:23 PM EDT

Detroit Tigers first baseman Cabrera stands in the dugout before the start of their MLB American League baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Detroit Reuters

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera had originally planned to arrive at spring training to begin preparing for the 2011 season this past Saturday, but that schedule took a wild and unfriendly detour when he was arrested for DUI and resisting arrest without the intention of violence last week.

Cabrera has been undergoing medical evaluation by team doctors and addiction specialists since that incident and has not yet been cleared to show his face at the Tigers’ spring training complex.

That could all change tomorrow.

According to Tom Gage and Lynn Henning of the Detroit News, Cabrera’s agent Fernando Cuza met Wednesday evening in Lakeland, Florida with several upper-level Tigers executives, including general manager Dave Dombrowski.

They presumably mapped out a plan that would allow Cabrera to begin participating in team practices while also taking care of his legal and medical issues. If things went well enough in that meeting and both sides agreed on a course of action, the 27-year-old first baseman could be in camp by Thursday morning.

  1. jstrizzle - Feb 23, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    I hope he takes a taxi from the airport

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