Brother Tom posted a juicy tidbit on FB a week or so ago about how Prince Fielder was in a funk last year, not just because he was going through a divorce, but teammate Avisal Garcia was having an affair with Fielder's wife. According to the story, Cabrera pulled his groin or intestinal muscle in breaking up a clubhouse brawl between the two.
The episode led to the immediate trade of Garcia, and the eventual trade of Fielder.
All very salacious. I have two questions:
Was it true?
Why didn't the Detroit media report on it?
Perhaps if it was the product of some blogger's imagination, it doesn't warrant any media coverage.
If it is true, I can't imagine the media covering it up. This isn't the era of Mickey Mantle's binge drinking being ignored.
Stories of marital infidelity pop up all the time, but if this is true, it clearly had an impact on the field.
Which tends to lead me to think this is a gross work of fiction.
What do you guys think?