Dodgers suspend SS Erisbel Arruebarrena for rest of season
The Los Angeles Dodgers have suspended minor league shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the 2016 season, reports Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
According to Gabe Kapler, the team’s director of player development, the move was made due to Arruebarrena’s “repeated failure to comply with the terms of his contract.”
He was also suspended for the 2015 season, but had his suspension reduced to 30 games after appealing to the commissioner’s office.
Arruebarrena signed a five-year, $25 million contract before the 2014 season, but has only appeared in 22 major league games since coming over from Cuba.
In 17 games with Double A Tulsa this season, Arruebarrena hit .182 with four home runs and eight RBIs.