San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera faces up to one year in jail after he was charged with resisting arrest after being stopped by police in September for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, the San Diego Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.
The California Highway Patrol arrested Cabrera, 27, on Sept. 3 on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana, but a spokesman for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office said they don’t plan on charging Cabrera with DUI.
The District Attorney's Office said Cabrera was also cited for possession of marijuana in a car, which carries a $100 fine. Cabrera is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 8 on the charges and is not required to appear in person.
"We are deeply troubled by the charges filed today against Everth Cabrera,” the Padres said in a statement. “We will defer to the judicial system to resolve the legal aspects of this case. As it relates to his future with the Padres, we will make a determination in the near future."
Cabrera missed the last 45 games of this season with a hamstring injury. He finished the year batting .232 with three homers, 20 RBIs and 18 steals in 90 games.
An All-Star selection in 2013, Cabrera was suspended by Major League Baseball for the final 50 games of that season for his role in the Biogenesis clinic drug scandal. Thirteen other players were suspended for their involvement with the clinic.
Cabrera is under the Padres control through the 2016 season and is eligible for a pay raise through arbitration after making $2.45 million last season. San Diego has until next month to decide whether to offer him a contract for next season.
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