Everth Cabrera, San Diego’s sole representative at this season’s All-Star game, has been lost for the season to suspension for violation of MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
Everth Cabrera – Photo by; SD Dirk
According to Cabrera, the violation occurred at a time when he was looking for an edge during the 2012 season to improve his shoulder injury. His decision to cheat came on the heels of spending the 2011 season in Tucson, a move that was clearly a demotion after Cabrera’s struggles in 2010. His big splash in 2009, and the subsequent hype, kick-started this roller coaster ride.
Flash forward to 2012, and it was clearly a critical season for Cabrera. A make or break year, one could argue. Ultimately, his performance that season in conjunction with Jason Bartlett’s struggles, were the keys to getting his starting gig back, culminating in his best season to date in 2013.
Is what Cabrera did understandable? Yes. Excusable? No.
For his part, Cabrera knew it was wron...