San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana early Wednesday morning in eastern San Diego County. Cabrera, 27, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. while driving on Route 94 according to the California Highway Patrol.
"We were made aware of an incident involving Everth Cabrera this week, and we take this matter very seriously,” the Padres said in a release. “We are in the process of gathering information and are in communication with Major League Baseball. We refrain from further comment at this time.”
Cabrera has had issues with the law in the past. In 2012, he was arrested in Arizona for domestic violence charges of misdemeanor assault. The charges ended up being dropped. He has also had a 50-game suspension for his involvment in the Biogenesis scandal.
He is currently on the disabled list for the second time this season. This time because of a left hamstring strain.
The shortstop has played in 90 games this season, batting .232 with three homers and 18 steals. He has not been able to produce to the extent of last year's All-Star campaign.