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Erisbel Arruebarrena Suspended for the Year

The Dodgers suspended minor league shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the 2016 season without pay. According to Gabe Kapler, the suspension is for a “repeated failure to comply with the terms of his contract.” Via Eric Stephen on Twitter.

However, we do not know if this is related to a single issue or simply a buildup of run-ins over the past few months.

Arruebarrena has been a source of trouble for the Dodgers over his short career with the team. He was also suspended last season on May 21 for disciplinary reasons, but after appealing the suspension it was reduced to only 30 games. Perhaps he will do the same and we will see Arruebarrena sometime this season in the minors.

The 26-year old signed with the Dodgers in February of 2014 for a reported $25 million over 5 years as well as a $7.5 million signing bonus. He made his MLB debut on May 23, 2014 against the Philadelphia Philles, but was sent back down to the minors shortly after. The Dodgers could save a nice bit of money as Arruebarrena is due $4 million this season.

Arruebarrena had a decent year in 2015 at Tulsa, slashing .299/.337/.418 over 205 plate appearances. His defense has always been solid and could still potentially be a solid backup at the major league level.



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  1. Another fantastic signing by the front office so many of you are in love with. Clean out the front office and STOP the madness!!!!!

  2. Very little info provided in the article. So called “run-ins” and “disciplinary actions” leaves a broad swath of possibilities. This guy made out like a bandit in his salary negations, but when you think about it, that’s probably not too difficult with our FO. $25M for a nobody who has a host of problems? Go figure.

  3. Arruebarrena was a Ned Colletti deal, not the current F.O… “Schwing! anna-miss!” guys…

  4. Jagman63 Another post by a bandwagoner who doesn’t understand anything about the actual team. This was a Ned Coletti signing. In case you don’t know, he was the previous GM. GM is General Manager. They often do the signings. This had nothing to do with Friedman who, as I’m sure you know, was the top ranked GM in baseball when we signed him. There, now you should be sufficiently caught up. Stop making yourself look like an idiot?

  5. Bleed Blue Forever No that doesn’t make it ok. I don’t think that’s what he was getting at, either. This signing was a huge Coletti failure (stop me if you’ve heard that one before), and as such Friedman and company have no problem suspending his dumb ass. He WAS a huge swing and miss. Hopefully they don’t throw another cent his way

  6. Seeing this with Pablo Sandoval. It’s the big payday. They are literally living like kings now, so why should they schlep around and keep playing when they have more money then they will ever need. My opinion of course.

  7. fajingquan Jagman63  You are one of the Front office groupies. And Coletti IS a part of the front office team making the decisions. You are a moron.

  8. fajingquan Jagman63 I don’t believe Jagman63 said anything specifically about Friedman or Coletti.  His reference was the FO.  Stop looking like an idiot by assuming things that he did not say.  Hope you’re sufficiently caught up now.

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