Padres non-tender shortstop Everth Cabrera


Jeff Saunders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have non-tendered shortstop Everth Cabrera ahead of the midnight deadline. He is now officially a free agent.

Cabrera batted just .232/.272/.300 in 391 plate appearances this past season for the Padres while earning $2.45 million as a first-year arbitration-eligible player. He has good defensive range and led the National League in stolen bases in 2012, but legal troubles and a PED suspension have accompanied his lack of career progression.

The Padres will presumably turn full-time shortstop duties over to Alexi Amarista.

You can follow all of Tuesday’s non-tender moves on our HBT tracker page.

Red Sox shut down David Price for remainder of season

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said that starter David Price has been shut down for the remainder of the season during Wednesday’s appearance on WEEI’s Ordway, Merloni, and Fauria.

Price, 34, missed nearly a month between August 5-31 with a wrist injury (TFCC cyst). He returned on September 1, but lasted only two innings against the Angels and hasn’t pitched since.

Price ends a disappointing 2019 season with a 4.28 ERA and a 128/32 K/BB ratio in 107 1/3 innings across 22 starts. He’ll enter the fifth year of his seven-year, $217 million contract in 2020. $96 million remains on the deal.