Manager Jim Leyland declined to comment, but infield coach Rafael Belliard said the 27-year-old Cabrera still has some growing up to do.
“I hope he does it, because there’s a lot of talent there,” Belliard said. “Everybody here is behind him. Our job is to help him out.”
Any DUI arrest in Florida includes an automatic roadside suspension of driving privileges, and the suspect can request an administrative hearing to have them reinstated. Cabrera’s hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles was supposed to be Thursday, but a continuance was requested and granted.
Florida attorney Michael Kessler is representing Cabrera. His office said he has no comment about the case or the new documents.
AP Sports Writer Noah Trister in Detroit contributed to this report.