San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have placed shortstop Everth Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list again with a strained left hamstring. In correspondence the Padres have recalled INF/OF Jake Goebbert from Triple-A El Paso to replace Cabrera on the roster.
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In Everth Cabrera’s absence the Padres will turn to utility man Alexi Amarista to play shortstop on a full-time basis.
Everth Cabrera missed Sunday’s finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a what was assumed to be a left hamstring cramp, but we now know that instead Cabrera re-strained his left hamstring.
Everth Cabrera just returned to the Padres from the disabled list, after missing 21 games in July with a left hamstring strain.
This is unfortunate for both Everth Cabrera and the Padres, as Cabrera was finally starting to heat up. In his 10 games since initially returning from the DL, Cabrera was batting .350 in his last 10 games.
Everth Cabrera has struggled this season for the Padres and has been unable to match his all-star numbers from last season. Cabrera even with his recent hot streak is only batting only .232 with 3 home runs, 20 RBI’s and 18 stolen bases.
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Last season Everth Cabrera was selected to his first career all-star game and batted .283 with 4 home runs, 31 RBI’s in 95 games for the Padres, before being suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs. Before the suspension Cabrera was leading the National League with 37 stolen bases.
It will be very interesting how A.J Preller will view the Padres situation at shortstop in the off-season. Cabrera is still under the teams control until 2017 and is making a team friendly $2.4 million. So Cabrera will still be the team’s starting shortstop for the next few years, but with his history with PED’s and constant injuries, it will be interesting to see if the Padres look to add an additional shortstop this off-season.