Dodgers suspend shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena

Thursday May 21st, 2015

The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena on the suspended list, president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman confirmed to Bill Plunkett of the ​Orange County Register.

Friedman did not specify why Arruebarrena has been suspended other than that it was "an internal matter." He did not say how long Arruebarrena was suspended. 

Arruebarrena, 25, played 22 games for the Dodgers last season and batted .195. He has not played in any games this season at any level of the organization. 

While playing for the Dodgers' Triple A affiliate in July, Arruebarrena instigated a brawl against the Arizona Diamondbacks' affiliate when he shoved the opposing catcher and threw his helmet at him. 

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After the brawl, the Dodgers demoted Arruebarrena to Class A. He was designated for assignment in January and reassigned to Triple A after he passed through waivers. 

Arruebarrena signed a five-year, $25 million contract in February 2014. He is set to make $3 million this season, but will not be paid while on the suspended list.


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