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Tigers sticking by troubled Cabrera

JUPITER — The latest allegations of belligerent behavior by Miguel Cabrera won't change his status with the Tigers, general manager Dave Dombrowski said Thursday.

Documents released by the State Attorney's Office accuse Cabrera of threatening a manager at a restaurant shortly before the slugger's arrest Feb. 16 in Fort Pierce on suspicion of drunken driving.

"There are new things that have come out," Dombrowski said, "but it's the same thing we've been dealing with (since) he came to camp, really. It's no different from the club's perspective."

Cabrera, scheduled to play today in Jupiter vs. the Cardinals, has struggled with drinking-related problems in the past. After reporting to spring training last month following his arrest, he said he would undergo treatment set up by doctors and administered by management and the union.

According to documents released Wednesday, restaurant manager Fletcher D. Nail told police a man entered after the business closed, was told to leave, then said, "I will kill you" to Nail. Nail says he told the man to leave, and the man said: "I know all you, and I will kill all of you and blow this place up."

A police report by Officer Michael Otto Muller said Cabrera was belligerent. The report said Cabrera walked out into the highway, shouting "(Expletive) shoot me. Kill me."

Cabrera, 27, is being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors.

Braves: Minor-league manager Luis Salazar was scheduled for more facial surgery a day after being hit by a foul liner. He had surgery Wednesday after being airlifted to a hospital. GM Frank Wren said Salazar, 54, may have a concussion and damage near his left eye.

Brewers: Left-hander Chris Narveson will start the home opener April 4, manager Ron Roenicke said. Roenicke named the other three members of the rotation, which he tweaked because right-hander Zack Greinke has a hairline fracture of a rib on his left side. Right-hander Yovani Gallardo will make his second straight opening day start, followed by right-hander Shaun Marcum and left-hander Randy Wolf.

Dodgers: Closer Jonathan Broxton was roughed up against the Padres. He faced five batters but didn't retire one, allowing three hits, one walk and hit a batter. He gave up a homer to Jarrett Hoffpauir.

Mets: Left-hander Oliver Perez, 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA, five walks and a .345 opponents batting average in seven spring innings, embraced the team's decision to send him to the bullpen.

White Sox: Rightfielder Dayan Viciedo is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after being hit by a pitch that broke his right thumb.

Ex-Rays go independent: Former Rays catcher Toby Hall signed with the Camden (N.J.) Riversharks of the independent Atlantic League, where he will be joined by another former Ray, pitcher Jason Johnson.

International Baseball

Who: Seoul, South Korea; Dutch and Canadian national teams; Rays, Phillies, Blue Jays; St. Petersburg College; St. Pete Storm (amateur team)

Where: Al Lang Field,

St. Petersburg

Tickets: $6; $10 for games with major-league team; (727) 551-3000,, Al Lang box office

Today: Netherlands vs. SPC, 7

Sunday: Phillies vs.

Netherlands, 1

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