Cabrera's agent, Fernando Cuza, had an hour-long meeting with Tiger executives Wednesday night at Merchant Stadium.
Nobody would say if Cabrera would report Thursday, from the News story:
When asked if Cabrera would report Thursday, Cuza said: "I can't say anything. It's too early."
"That's about the best I can say, too," Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said when he left his office in Lakeland.
Cuza's mere presence at Marchant Stadium, however, was an indication Cabrera's status is about to be clarified — and with that clarification would come Cabrera's return to the team.
Cabrera hasn't been with the team since he was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with DUI and resisting arrest. It was his second alcohol-related incident in the last year-and-a-half.
Cabrera, the team, MLB and the players association have worked together crafting a program for his return.
"Hopefully I will see him soon," manager Jim Leyland said Wednesday morning. "DO I miss seeing him? Yeah. But we will be ready March 31."
-- C. Trent Rosecrans