Shortstop Cabrera arrested for DUI of marijuana

Shortstop Cabrera arrested for DUI of marijuana

DENVER -- Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was arrested Wednesday morning for driving under the influence of marijuana, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A press release issued by CHP stated that Cabrera -- who is currently on the disabled list -- was arrested after being pulled over and transported to the CHP office in El Cajon, Calif. The CHP statement said that upon his arrival at the CHP office, Cabrera was not showing signs of being under the influence of marijuana.

The statement goes on to read that "Mr. Cabrera was cooperative with the CHP Officers" and "charges against Mr. Cabrera for DUI will be requested."

He was then cited and released to his mother-in-law.

The Padres released a statement on Friday afternoon:

"We were made aware of an incident involving Everth Cabrera this week, and we take this matter very seriously. We are in the process of gathering information and are in communication with Major League Baseball. We refrain from further comment at this time."

The Padres are at Coors Field for a three-game weekend series against the Rockies. Cabrera did not make the trip to Denver with the team.

Manager Bud Black said that he has yet to speak to Cabrera about the incident.

Cabrera has missed the last 22 games with a left hamstring strain. He was originally to join the team's Class A affiliate in Lake Elsinore on Wednesday to start a Minor League rehabilitation assignment, but Black told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that Cabrera wasn't yet ready to do so.

In July, Cabrera missed 21 games with a similar strain of his left hamstring.

Cabrera, the team's lone All-Star selection in 2013, was suspended for the final 50 games of last season for his relationship to Biogenesis, the now defunct anti-aging clinic in South Florida accused of distributing banned performing-enhancing drugs to players.

In 2012, he was charged with domestic violence in Arizona. Those charges were ultimately dropped.

Cabrera is hitting .232 this season with a .272 on-base percentage in 90 games. Cabrera is making $2.45 million this season and will arbitration-eligible after the season for the third time.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.