Mar 30, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (2) walks to base in the first inning on the opening day baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Coming off his first All-Star season, big things were expected from Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera. Instead we got a season littered with under performing, injuries and off-field issues. In his fourth season playing at least 81 games, he set lows across the board. He hit a measly .232/.272/.300 in just 90 games.
Part of his performance could be blamed on injuries. Cabrera was constantly dealing with pain in his hamstring causing him to miss chunks of time, and likely affecting him greatly when he did get a chance to get on the field. He could never quite shake the injury and his season ended on August 9th.
Something Cabrera could only blame on himself was his arrest for DUI. He was caught driving under the influence of marijuana, and was later charged for resisting arrest. Couple this with all the problems Cabrera had on the field in 2014, new GM A.J. Preller had to non-tender him, ending his time with the Padres.