Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of drunken driving and resisting arrest charges in Florida.
Cabrera's car was seen by police on the side of the road and the engine block was smoking. When police stopped to assist, Cabrera was seen talking to himself and cursing. He was also drinking from a bottle of James Buchanan scotch.
The incident occured about 110 miles away from Lakeland, Fl., the site of Tigers spring training. Cabrera was not scheduled to report for spring training until Saturday.
When officers tried to move Cabrera into their patrol car, he became uncooperative. He swore at the officers multiple times and repeatedly ran into the road with his hands up. After handcuffs were put on him, Cabrera pushed off one of the vehicles and into one of the officers. The officer used knee spikes to Cabrera's thigh to corral him and place him in the patrol car.
Cabrera refused to take a breath test and was booked early Thursday morning. He posted bond later that morning and was released from police custody.
Cabrera's teammate Carlos Guillen, who is in Florida recovering from an injury, talked with MLB.com about the incident. I'm worried about him because he's got a lot of talent. He's got the potential to be a Hall of Famer one day. Sometimes you have people around you that are not good for you. You think they're your friends, but they're not really friends.