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Everth Cabrera Arrested for DUI in San Diego 

In a season marred by injury, disappointment, and historically bad performances, it doesn’t seem that the 2014 season can end soon enough for the San Diego Padres without first enduring some extra drama before game 162.

This morning, TMZ Sports announced on Twitter – along with a confirmed Police Report – that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested shortly after midnight in San Diego Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving while under the influence (DUI) of marijuana. Cabrera, who is currently on the 15-day DL for the second time this season due to hamstring injuries, was in preparation for rehabbing with the Single-A Affiliate Lake Elsinore Storm.

With the Storm’s season coming to a dramatic and heartbreaking close in the California League Playoffs last night – losing 5-4 to the Inland Empire 66ers in 13 innings – and Cabrera’s newly found predicament, it doesn’t seem like Cabby will be on a professional baseball field anytime soon.

The 27-year old veteran and former All-Star had appeared in 90 games with the Padres this season, posting a paltry .232 batting average with 20 RBI, 18 stolen bases, and 3 homeruns. Indeed, Cabrera’s .232/.272/.300 line of the 2014 pales in comparison to last year’s All-Star numbers of .283/.355/.381. Cabrera was also the stolen-bases leader back in 2012 with 44 bags under his belt.

While the 2013 season started out promising for Cabrera, it ended suddenly and upsettingly when Cabrera was suspended for 50-games for being implicated in last year’s Biogenesis PED scandal. Fans may remember a teary-eyed Cabrera begging for forgiveness for his mistake and apologizing to the fans whom he let down last season. Cabrera saw some trouble back in spring of 2012, as well, when he was charged for Domestic Violence while in Arizona during Spring Training. The charges were ultimately dropped, however, and nothing else came of the incident.

While it’s unclear what punishment awaits Cabrera for his alleged DUI, it is clear that Cabrera is continuing to have a difficult time staying on the field – be it due to physical injury or physical misstep, Everth Cabrera could very well be done for the rest of the season and possibly spilling into the next one.



About the author: Ian Edward Russell Smith

Ian is a former writer for the San Diego Padres, having worked as the Padres' "In-Season Blogger" during the 2015 season. Ian wrote as a member of the Friarhood's writing staff between parts of 2013-2015, writing over 100 articles over that span. In addition to being a writer, Ian is also a recent graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego, having earned a Juris Doctor, as well as his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Law & Society from the University of California, Riverside. Be sure to follow Ian on Twitter (@SDRedBull8) to see what other ramblings he's posted about the Padres, San Diego, and baseball in general!