Lawyer: Miguel Cabrera wasn’t driving vehicle when arrested

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Attorney Michael Kessler said Wednesday that Miguel Cabrera wasn’t driving his Land Rover when he was arrested in Florida on Feb. 16 and charged with DUI.

Kessler said during a hearing that Florida law states a driver has to be in control of an operable vehicle to be required to take a breath test. He said Cabrera’s Land Rover had broken down and St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputies didn’t see him driving the SUV.

Of course, there is testimony that suggests Cabrera was driving drunk beforehand.  Two truck drivers told police that he ran a truck off the road before he was arrested.

Cabrera, who was not at the hearing, has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and resisting an officer without violence.  He’s seeking the return of his driver’s license after three months without one.

Red Sox re-sign Mitch Moreland to two-year deal

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The Red Sox have re-signed first baseman Mitch Moreland to a two-year contract, the club announced on Monday. According to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston, the total value of the deal is $13 million and Moreland can earn more through performance incentives.

Moreland, 32, hit .246/.326/.443 with 22 home runs and 79 RBI in 576 plate appearances with the Red Sox in 2017. With Moreland back in the fold, the Red Sox are out of the running for free agent Eric Hosmer.

While Moreland doesn’t have the best bat among first basemen, he plays good defense. His return also means the Red Sox can safely stow Hanley Ramirez back in the DH role.