“He’s my teammate. I’m going to support him because he needs support, and he’s also my friend,” Ordonez said. “He understands that they’re building the team around him. He’s a superstar, and he needs to act like a superstar.”
When asked Thursday if Cabrera might have to spend time away from the team for counseling, Dombrowski said he didn’t know. He said the commissioner’s office and the players’ union try to help out in situations like this.
Detroit third baseman Brandon Inge says the Tigers want to do their part, as well.
“I want to do what’s best for Miggy. Not baseball-wise _ like friend to friend, whatever’s best. He has to want to do it too,” Inge said. “I’m not a doctor. … I know I can make someone feel welcome.”
AP freelance writer Dionisio Soldevila in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, contributed to this report.
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