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More hamstring problems send Everth Cabrera back to the disabled list

Aug 12, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

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Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera spent a month on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, played 10 games for San Diego, and is now headed back to the shelf with more hamstring problems.

Alexi Amarista subbed for Cabrera the first time around, so he figures to be the primary shortstop again now. He’s not much of a hitter, batting .231 with a .612 OPS for his career, but then again Cabrera is hitting just .232 with a .572 OPS this season after posting a career-high .736 OPS last season and hasn’t been his usual dangerous self as a base-runner.

  1. gloccamorra - Aug 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    He was on the disabled list last year for that same left hamstring, and got off it just before he was suspended. He was the sparkplug for the team in 2012 and 2013 before his suspension. It looks like he’s got a major problem with that leg, but I suppose people will still say it’s because he’s not “juiced” anymore with the stuff he took for an injury before the 2012 season.

    • steverandel - Aug 12, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      Cabrera also had hamstring issues during the 2010-11 seasons, in between broken hamate bones in each hand. And it was a host of nagging injuries that led Cabby to experiment with PED use. It has long been a myth among Latino players that the use of illegal substances often helps promote healing. The way Cabrera pushes his body and plays with reckless abandon is often the cause of his lengthy trips to the DL, but that menacing style is why he is so valuable to the Padres when healthy.

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