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MLB Issues Statement On Miguel Cabrera

The MLB issued a statement on Miguel Cabrera and what lies ahead for the Tigers perennial MVP candidate [via Detroit Free Press]:

“Over the past several days, Miguel Cabrera has been evaluated by representatives of the Treatment Board jointly operated by the Commissioner’s Office and the MLBPA. Our Treatment Board is staffed by outstanding doctors who are experts in dealing with addiction issues. Mr. Cabrera has voluntarily cooperated and has been completely forthcoming in this process.

"As a result of the evaluation, the Treatment Board has recommended a multifaceted, professionally administered program for Mr. Cabrera, which will include supervision as is necessary to ensure that he adheres to his program. Mr. Cabrera understands the importance of this program and is fully committed to the program. He also understands that any future alcohol-related incidents could involve more serious consequences."

Miguel Cabrera arrived at camp around 3:45 p.m. EST where he met with Tigers officials. He is expected to meet with the media and speak for the first time since his arrest around 4:30 p.m. EST. We’ll update this stream after his media session is over with video and a transcription of what was said.