Will Yoder
Friday January 6th, 2012

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera pleaded no contest to the DUI charge he was given during Spring Training, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

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Cabrera was charged with driving under the influence as well as resisting arrest. The resisting arrest charge was dropped, according to Fox.

According to reports at the time, police approached Cabrera after spotting his vehicle on the side of the road, the All-Star first baseman was seen drinking Scotch out of a bottle, with bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. Cabrera had previously spent three months in an alcohol abuse treatment center in 2009. Statistically Cabrera had one of the best seasons of his career in 2011. The 28-year-old led the American League in batting (.344), on base percentage (.448), and double (48). He also notched 30 home runs and 105 RBI, marking the fifth consecutive year he has hit at least 30 home runs and recorded 100-or-more RBI.

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