‘Suspicion of DUI’ Arrest For Cabrera Is Upsetting News
Things are not going well for Everth Cabrera this season. He is currently on the disabled list with a left hamstring strain, and has only played 90 games this season. Things got worse when Cabby was arrested early Wednesday morning because officers suspected the 27-year-old was high on marijuana while operating a vehicle.
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TMZ was the first to report the news on Friday. Dennis Lin of the U~T San Diego, quoted the Padres organization saying:
"‘We were made aware of an incident involving Everth Cabrera this week, and we take this matter very seriously,’ the Padres said in a release. ‘We are in the process of gathering information and are in communication with Major League Baseball. We refrain from further comment at this time.’"
After the arrest, everything went according to protocol. Lin included a statement by the California Highway Patrol:
"‘Upon arrival at the office, he was not showing signs of still being under the influence of marijuana,’ the CHP said in a press release. ‘Subsequently, he was cited and released to the custody of his mother-in-law. Mr. Cabrera was cooperative with the CHP officers.’"
From a baseball perspective, the Padres are probably livid with Cabrera, because he is a promising player who is coming off a 50-game PED suspension from last season. In addition, the organization has to weigh how much they can trust Everth in the future.
I hope the Padres can figure out a program that puts Cabby back on track, but the upcoming decision will surely be a tough one.