Miguel Cabrera spoke at a news conference at Tigers camp Thursday afternoon, making his first public statements since his DUI arrest last week. He began by apologizing to everybody - from his teammates to his family - and expressed his commitment to the recovery process.
What recovery process? Just before Cabrera's conference, MLB's executive VP of labor relations sent out a press release touching on Cabrera's recent evaluation by a team of doctors and specialists. That team recommended for Cabrera a "multifaceted, professionally-administered program" that Cabrera is prepared to begin. Details of the program are confidential, but Cabrera will remain with the Tigers while he participates. It's expected to be similar to the outpatient program Cabrera entered following his incident in 2009.
Cabrera's been warned that further incidents could, and likely would, lead to more severe consequences. He's also still scheduled for a mid-March arraignment. But on a brighter note, he's due to participate in his first Tigers team workout on Friday after having missed about a week of activity.