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Cabrera Expected in Tigers Camp “Soon”


There has been precious little word about the availability of Tigers star Miguel Cabrera lately. The Detroit management team has yet to say when they expect him to arrive in Lakeland in the wake of his DUI arrest last Wednesday. Cabrera was to be meeting with doctors early this week to undergo an alcohol assessment. From that point, a treatment plan would be outlined.

Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has maintained since the incident took place that Cabrera would be in camp at some point, but has never given an indication on when that may take place. We still don’t have anything from the Tigers, but Jon Heyman of SI.com tweeted today that it  “sounds like they’re expecting Miguel Cabrera in Tigers camp soon.” I chose to omit the snarky comment he followed that up with, however.

So what exactly does “soon” mean? Will Cabrera be reporting today? Tomorrow? We don’t have those answers yet. But Heyman’s tweet does seem to follow the rough timeline we could have guessed from Dombrowski’s comments last Friday. As much as Cabrera and the entire Tigers organization are not looking forward to the media barrage that will happen when he arrives, it’s going to be there. Might as well get it out of the way as early as possible.

Heyman’s tweet comes on the heels of a story in the Detroit News that Cabrera’s agent, Fernando Cuza, met with Tigers officials in Lakeland last night. Neither Cuza, nor Dombrowski would give an estimate for Cabrera’s arrival at that time.

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