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.

Report: Marcell Ozuna injured, his wife arrested in domestic violence incident

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Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida reports that Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna recently suffered a facial injury after his wife allegedly hit him with a soap dish. The incident apparently happened a few weeks ago.

Slater says that Ozuna reported the incident to Miami police and that Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, was arrested and charged with domestic battery. She subsequently pleaded not guilty and was given a stay-away order. Presumably more legal proceedings are in the offing.

The injury itself doesn’t sound serious, but the matter certainly is.