Everth Cabrera is in more legal trouble


Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested for domestic violence once, but had the charges dismissed. He was a Biogenesis All-Star. Then, late this season, he was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. Now his legal problems have gotten worse:

San Diego’s District Attorney’s office has filed a criminal complaint against Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera for resisting an officer’s order by force in September when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, a spokesman said Thursday morning.

We sure that was marijuana in his system? I have been told that it’s not exactly a substance that makes one aggressive. Oh well.

The Padres were already considering other shortstop options this winter, partially because of Cabrera’s legal problems but mostly because of his health and production problems. This doesn’t help him, I don’t figure.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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