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.