While with the Asheville Tourists
in 2008, in 121 games he hit .284 with 73 stolen bases—more than any other minor leaguer.
San Diego Padres
He was selected by the Padres from the Rockies minor league system in the Rule 5 draft
on December 11, 2008.
Cabrera stole 9 bases in spring training 2009 for the Padres, and made the opening day roster as a backup infielder. As a Rule 5 draftee, the Padres were required to keep Cabrera on the 25-man roster throughout the 2009 season. He got his first hit in the major leagues on April 8, a double off of Cory Wade
of the Los Angeles Dodgers
in the seventh inning at Petco Park
Cabrera had a solid rookie year debut despite losing two months to a hand injury,
batting .255 with 25 steals and 59 runs scored in 103 games with the Padres, but he also led all NL shortstops with 23 errors. On August 7, Cabrera hit a walk-off grand-slam off the Mets closer Francisco Rodríguez
in the bottom of the 9th, capping a Padres win 6 – 2. Cabrera helped defeat the Arizona Diamondbacks
on September 16 (F/10, 6-5) with a game-winning, walk-off RBI that scored another fast rookie, Luis Durango
In November 2009, Cabrera was named Nicaragua's Professional Sports Athlete of the Year.
Cabrera was the Padres Opening Day shortstop in 2010, but only played in 76 games that year due to a nagging right hamstring injury. His performance also fell off significantly compared to 2009, and the Padres signed Jason Bartlett
in the offseason to be their regular shortstop.
Cabrera spent the majority of the 2011 season with the Tucson Padres
of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League
(PCL), only appearing with the Major League club in two games in mid-July. Cabrera separated his shoulder at the end of the 2011 season, and the injury continued to bother him into spring training in 2012, where Cabrera said he "couldn't swing 100 percent" and didn't feel good about the shoulder.
Cabrera started the 2012 season with the Tucson Padres where he posted a .333 batting average and .389 on-base percentage in 34 games. On May 17, he was called up to the major league club when Bartlett was sent to the disabled list after a poor start to the year,
and Cabrera became the Padres everyday shortstop.
Cabrera had an exceptional year on the basepaths in 2012. On July 14 in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cabrera stole home in the 9th inning to score the tying run. The eventual winning run then scored when pitcher Kenley Jansen
threw the ball past the catcher. This was the first time in nearly 30 years that a regular season MLB game was won with the tying or go-ahead run scoring on a steal of home in the 9th inning or later.
In a September 30 game, he became the first player in 14 years to steal four bases without recording a hit.
Cabrera became the first Padre to lead the NL in stolen bases
with 44. He set a team record with a 91.7 percent success rate on steals
(44-for-48), which also led the NL.
He also set Padres team records with 24 consecutive stolen bases without being caught to start the season, and 28 straight successful steals dating back to 2010.
Cabrera finished the season batting .246, with a .324 on-base percentage, in a career-high 115 games played. After the 2012 season, Cabrera played for the Nicaragua national baseball team
for the 2013 World Baseball Classic Qualifying Tournament
Cabrera opened 2013 as the Padres shortstop and started 69 consecutive games at the position before he went to the 15-day disabled list in mid-June with a hamstring injury.
On May 14, Cabrera collected the 60,000th hit in Padres history.
He was selected to the All-Star team
as a reserve, having a .291 batting average, .373 on-base percentage, and 34 stolen bases at the break.
On August 5, 2013, Cabrera was suspended 50 games, the remainder of the Padres' season, by Major League Baseball for using performance-enhancing drugs
. At the time of the suspension, he was leading the National League with 37 stolen bases. Cabrera ended the year with a .283/.355/.381 line in 95 games played.
Cabrera batted .232/.272/.300 in 90 games during the 2014 season. He became a free agent on December 2, 2014 after he was non-tendered by the Padres.
On February 25, 2015, Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles
finalized a one-year contract for the 2015 season. The deal was worth $2.4 million.
He was designated for assignment by Baltimore on June 5,
and was released on June 13. He hit just .208/.250/.229 in 29 games as a member of the Orioles.
San Francisco Giants
On July 16, 2015, Cabrera signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants
. He batted .231 for the Sacramento River Cats
of the PCL.
Cabrera was not promoted to the majors when rosters expanded on September 1, and was released the next day after refusing to play for Sacramento.
Chicago White Sox
During spring training of 2013, Everth Cabrera's name was reported to have appeared in documents retrieved from the Biogenesis clinic which listed him as having received the clinic's products. MLB officials were investigating the head of the clinic, Anthony Bosch, and his ties to performance-enhancing drugs. Cabrera said he was "a little surprised" and "disappointed" by the report, which said Cabrera's name was listed next to a dollar amount and a date of March.
At the time of the report, Cabrera spoke to both manager Bud Black
and general manager Josh Byrnes
, and Black said they were "satisfied" and that "We believe this will resolve itself in a positive way".
After completing an investigation in August, MLB suspended Cabrera and 12 other players for involvement with the Biogenesis clinic. Cabrera was one of 12 players receiving 50-game suspensions, all of whom made a deal with MLB to not appeal the decision.
In a press conference on the day of his suspension, Cabrera admitted to taking a banned substance and apologized to fans and his teammates. He did not specify the substance, but said he took it briefly after he realized that his shoulder was still not healthy as spring training was approaching in 2012.
He also stated that he did not initially seek out the substance, but it was presented to him by a consultant employed by his former agents.
The same agency has been linked to all 12 players who received 50-game suspensions in the scandal.
During spring training in 2012, Cabrera was arrested on a charge of assault
stemming from an incident of domestic violence
Prosecutors dismissed the charge in June.
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