Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/12/12
Padres-cabrera-fouls-off

Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera will be in the lineup Tuesday in Seattle after Glendale, Ariz., prosecutors on Monday abruptly dismissed domestic charges against the player stemming from an incident during spring training.

Cabrera, 25, flew from Milwaukee to Arizona late Sunday night to appear in court Monday morning while his teammates were enjoying a day off in Seattle.

"We were ready to proceed to trial, but they (the prosecutors) wanted to dismiss," said Richard Suzuki, Cabrera's attorney. "It lasted five minutes or so."

The charge was dismissed "without prejudice," meaning the case against him could be refiled at some point by next March. That doesn't appear likely, however. Suzuki speculated that the case was dropped because of "discrepancies about what happened that night (March 16)."

Cabrera was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault in Glendale, about five miles from the Padres' spring training home in Peoria. Glendale police responded to a call early that morning about a fight between Cabrera and his wife (Connie). According to the police report, Cabrera assaulted his wife by hitting her in the face with a closed fist and slamming her head against the wall.

But Cabrera said he was defending himself. In the police report, Cabrera said his wife hit him and had been throwing things at him, including a water glass that hit the wall so hard it made a hole in it. Police noted scratches on his left hand. "Everth later said he must have gotten them from her scratching him," the police report states.

Cabrera had refused accepting a plea bargain that included no jail time. He said he wanted to prove he was innocent and clear his name. If he had been convicted, jail time could have interfered with his baseball career.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bryce Harper has great response to $400 million contract question

Cavs discussed three-team deal that would net them Melo

Celtics reportedly discussing Kevin Love trade

New York Giants to pursue Matt Forte?

Joe Mauer to try wearing sunglasses to improve pitch tracking

Charles Woodson joining ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown' team

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

A’s land Khris Davis from Brewers for prospects

Family of deceased Kyle Field construction worker awarded $53 million by jury

Chris Bosh to miss All-Star Game with calf injury, Al Horford to replace

NBA commissioner Adam Silver supports bringing sports betting in to the light

Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia becomes first player ever banned by MLB for PEDs

Eight bold predictions for NBA All-Star Weekend

Why the Virginia Cavaliers are a National Championship contender

Cardiff City owner tells team to shoot more, because ugly men can marry beautiful women

Report: American Pharoah will make $35 million as stud in 2016

City hosts Tottenham in Valentine’s Day clash

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Is there a place for Aaron Hill with the Brewers?

The market for forwards may shape the NHL trade deadline

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

The most intriguing NBA story lines for the rest of the season

Report: Timberwolves ‘lament’ Andrew Wiggins missing weight-lifting sessions

Kevin Durant to the Warriors makes little sense

City of Atlanta, Braves fighting over iconic Hank Aaron statue

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker