Padres, Cabrera part ways

San Diego, CA ( – San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera
is now a free agent after the team declined to offer him a contract for the
2014 season.

Cabrera only appeared in 90 games last season for the Padres and hit just .232
after making the All-Star Game in 2013. He, of course, was also suspended 50
games that season for his connection to the Biogenesis clinic accused of
supplying performance-enhancing drugs

The 28-year-old also ran into some legal problems late last season when he was
arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. Cabrera faces a maximum
penalty of one year in jail if convicted of the misdemeanor.

He is scheduled to be arraigned in San Diego on Monday.

Cabrera wasn’t the only former National League All-Star to hit the free agent
market, as the Pittsburgh Pirates chose not offer a contract to first baseman
Gaby Sanchez.

Also, infielders Gordon Beckham, Justin Smoak and Daniel Descalso, as well as
outfielders Eric Young Jr., John Mayberry Jr., Andy Dirks and Kyle Blanks were
not offered deals, as were left-hander Wade LeBlanc and righty Logan Ondrusek.