Cabrera arraignment set for March 16
An arraignment hearing for Miguel Cabrera is scheduled for March 16 at 9 a.m. ET in St. Lucie County Circuit Court, according to records listed on the court web site.
Cabrera does not necessarily have to attend the hearing; he could waive the arraignment through an attorney. The St. Lucie County is located in Ft. Pierce, where Cabrera was arrested last Wednesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence.
Where Cabrera will be in mid-March remains in question. He’s currently at home in South Florida, having been released on bond last Thursday morning, while he and the Tigers await a doctor’s evaluation that will help determine any treatment. Team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said he hopes to hear more on that this week.
While the Tigers expect Cabrera will be around Spring Training at some point, the evaluation and the ensuing action to come out of it will play a big role in determining when.
Cabrera’s locker remains untouched in the Tigers clubhouse while Tigers camp rolls on. Prospect Ryan Strieby, non-roster invitee Scott Thorman and utiltyman Don Kelly have been handling first base in drills, something they would have done whether or not Cabrera was in camp.