Everth Cabrera SS SD 11 Hrs
Cabrera (hamstring) is "doubtful" to return to the Padres prior to the end of their current homestand on Sept. 24, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
The Padres were previously optimistic that Cabrera would return before the conclusion of a 10-game homestand, but that no longer appears to be the case. The team has just four games left on the schedule after Sept. 24, so it's now seemingly unlikely that Cabrera sees another at-bat for San Diego in 2014. He'll have a full offseason to recover from a hamstring injury that has kept him out since Aug. 10, and would presumably return to the starting shortstop role at the start of spring training.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 2 Days
Manager Bud Black is hopeful that Cabrera will return during the Padres' current homestand, which concludes on Sept. 24, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Cabrera, who hasn't played since Aug. 10, is currently working out the kinks with the Padres' instructional league squad. His citation for driving under the influence of marijuana in early September could affect his playing status once he's activated from the disabled list, but in any case, he appears to be closing in on a return to action. In the meantime, Alexi Amarista will cover shortstop.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 8 Days
Cabrera (hamstring) is not expected to join the Padres this weekend in Arizona, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. "Let's see how this whole process plays out, even how his hamstring is," manager Bud Black said Wednesday. "I still think there's some information-gathering with MLB and authorities that I'm not privy to. Organizationally, we're going to wait for all this to get settled and cleared. Then if this all plays out positively, he can get active."
Black had previously expressed hope that Cabrera would return this weekend, but it now sounds like the team will wait until the league addresses the situation before thinking about reinstating the 27-year-old. Cabrera was cited for driving under the influence of marijuana last Wednesday, which the team was said to be taking "very seriously," but his hamstring is still a concern as well. He was reportedly still feeling pain while running as recently as last week.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 10 Days
Cabrera (hamstring) could rejoin the Padres as early as their weekend series in Arizona, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Cabrera hasn't played for the Padres since Aug. 9, but could see his first live game action in over a month this weekend. He's been nursing a hamstring injury that has limited his ability to run up until recently. It's currently unclear what type of capacity Cabrera will be able to perform at, or if he has any internal consequences awaiting for him due to his recent DUI arrest. Due to these uncertainties, his value is minimal in most re-draft leagues.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 13 Days
Cabrera was cited for driving under the influence of marijuana on Wednesday, a matter that the Padres say they are taking "very seriously," the Union-Tribune's Dennis Lin reports.
The Padres issued a statement saying they are in the process of gathering information, but considering Cabrera was already sidelined with a hamstring injury and the team is not in contention, it would not be surprising if Cabrera being charged with a DUI leads to the Padres shutting him down for the season. In any case, he has little value in single-season leagues at this point.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 14 Days
Cabrera (hamstring) will not travel with the Padres during their upcoming three-game road trip to Colorado, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Cabrera still feels pain in his hamstring when running the bases, which has so far prevented him from beginning an official rehab assignment. With the minor league season nearing an end, he may eventually come straight to the majors, but it likely won't be this weekend.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 15 Days
Cabrera (hamstring) is still not healthy enough to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Lake Elsinore during its postseason, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.
At this rate, it's unclear if he'll be able to get in much of a rehab assignment at all, as the minor league playoffs won't last much longer. It's not a lock that he'll see many at-bats down the stretch with the Padres.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 19 Days
Cabrera (hamstring) likely won't begin a rehab assignment until High-A Lake Elsinore begins its postseason Wednesday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Cabrera was expected to return to the Padres when rosters expand Sept. 1, but the team elected to push back his rehab assignment a couple of days to aid his recovery. Alexi Amarista will hang on to the starting shortstop job a little longer as a result, but Cabrera could reclaim those duties by the weekend, once he gets a few at-bats in the minors.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 24 Days
Cabrera (hamstring) said Monday that he expects to return from the disabled list by the end of the weekend, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Cabrera was seen jogging and hitting on the field prior to Monday's game against the Brewers, signaling that his hamstring doesn't seem to be bothering him. The Padres haven't indicated yet if Cabrera will require a rehab assignment, but since he seems to be performing a full range of baseball-related activities, it may not be necessary.
Everth Cabrera SS SD 28 Days
Cabrera (hamstring) took grounders and hit in a batting cage Thursday, and is expected to be cleared for light jogging Monday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Cabrera likely won't be activated from the DL when first eligible, but the fact he's ramping up his baseball activities is a good sign. Since running his such a major part of his game, Cabrera will likely have to display comfort running at full speed before being cleared for game action. There remains a chance he'll be able to help fantasy owners with their late-season runs before the end of 2014.