Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 8/5/13
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Well, it finally happened. Through all the speculation and wonder, the trivial concern and thought, the inevitable suspension of Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is official and the veteran All-star will serve a 50-game punishment – effectively ending Cabrera’s 2013 season. Cabrera was having an all-star caliber season this year as well, leading the National League in stolen bases with 37 stolen bags while also batting .283 with 31 RBI and 4 homeruns. The announcement of Cabrera’s suspension came via Major League Baseball’s office of the commissioner at 1:00pm EST (10:00am Pacific). Cabrera’s suspension has been speculated for the past few months following the investigation of several players’ links to the South Beach Florida Biogenisis PED scandal, a scandal that has also seen the suspension of former NL MVP Ryan Braun and Yankees All-star Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez faced the steepest penalty in the form of a ban for the remainder of this season and the next – essentially a two-year ...
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