LAKELAND, Fla. -- If Miguel Cabrera is feeling any pressure about having to repeat as the American Leagues MVP and Triple Crown winner, he isnt showing it.
Cabrera exchanged handshakes and even some hugs with reporters before inviting them to his locker for conversation Friday morning.
Cabrera seems to get more comfortable with the media with each passing year, and hes having even more fun in the clubhouse.
While Cabrera conducted the interview in one corner of the Joker Marchant Stadium clubhouse, Tigers reliever Octavio Dotel began shouted at him from the other end of the rectangular room.
You have to speak English! said Dotel, who, like Cabrera, speaks Spanish as his first language. You have to talk to them now! Youve won the Triple Crown and the MVP!
Cabrera began laughing heartily, shaking from side to side. Everyone in the clubhouse joined in the laughter.
Hes talking loco, huh? Cabrera asked the media members, then chuckled at his own joke along with the reporters.