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Erisbel Arruebarrena | Shortstop

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers director of player development Gabe Kapler announced Wednesday that Erisbel Arruebarrena has been suspended for the rest of the season "for repeated failure to comply with the terms of his contract."
This is the same thing the Dodgers tried to do last May, but a grievance was filed and the suspension was reduced to 30 days. It might be best if these two parties simply go their separate ways, though the Dodgers still owe Arruebarrena around $17.5 million. The 26-year-old infielder was signed out of Cuba in 2013 and has been a major disappointment both off and on the field. He was slashing .182/.224/.400 with four home runs and 21 strikeouts in 17 games this season at Double-A Tulsa. May 4 - 1:04 PM

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Craig Calcaterra of NBC Sports' HardballTalk reports that the Dodgers and Erisbel Arruebarrena have reached a settlement to reduce his suspension to 30 days.

Arruebarrena had been suspended for the remainder of the season "for repeated failures to comply with his contract," although the specific nature of the infractions aren't known. The Cuban defector signed a $25 million contract with the Dodgers back in 2013 but has since been removed from the 40-man roster.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 11:47:00 AM

Erisbel Arruebarrena has been placed on the suspended list by the Dodgers.

Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman confirmed that Arruebarrena has been suspended, but he declined to answer questions about specifics. However, it's believed to be disciplinary in nature. Arruebarrena, who originally signed a $25 million contract with the Dodgers, was outrighted off the 40-man roster in January and has yet to play a game at any level this season.
Thu, May 21, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Erisbel Arruebarrena will remain at extended spring training for the time being rather than be assigned to a minor league affiliate.

Arruebarrena is not injured, but director of player development Gabe Kapler said the Dodgers will "explore multiple ways of sharpening his all around game." The Cuban defector was outrighted off the club's 40-man roster before spring training and it's clear he's not part of the big club's immediate plans.
Wed, Apr 8, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Erisbel Arruebarrena had a nice day at the dish in a split-squad victory over the Mariners on Friday, going 2-for-3 with an RBI.

The 24-year-old appeared in just 22 games with the Dodgers in 2014, hitting an anemic .195/.244/.220 with four RBI and a 17/3 K/BB ratio. He'll need a strong showing this spring to earn a spot as a reserve infielder on the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 06:27:00 PM

Dodgers sent INF Erisbel Arruebarrena outright to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 24-year-old infielder was designated for assignment last week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Brett Anderson. Arruebarrena still has four years and $16 million remaining on his contract. He will be a part of major league spring training as a non-roster invitee.
Fri, Jan 9, 2015 08:31:00 PM

Dodgers designated INF Erisbel Arruebarrena for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-signed Brett Anderson on the 40-man roster. It comes as a bit of a surprise, as the Dodgers signed Arruebarrena to a five-year, $25 million contract this past February, but the new front office obviously views him differently than the old one. Known as a strong defender, the 24-year-old hit .195 (8-for-41) in 22 games with the Dodgers this past season and .259/.304/.417 in 68 games between four different levels in the minors. The Dodgers might already have a trade lined up for him, but he can be outrighted to the minors if he passes through waivers unclaimed. He's owed $16 million over the next four years, so there's a real possibility he remains with the organization.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Erisbel Arruebarrena is dealing with a sore shoulder.

It explains why he was used only as a pinch runner in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Nationals. It sounds like something that will be touch and go, but Arruebarrena will likely be available to pinch hit in a few days barring the unforeseen.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 09:29:00 PM

Dodgers recalled SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Cuban defector has hit .250/.313/.286 over 12 games in the majors this season. Arruebarrena doesn't figure to see much playing time down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Dodgers optioned SS Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Arruebarrena was up to provide depth at shortstop, but with Hanley Ramirez back he's no longer needed. The Cuban defector has hit .250/.313/.286 over 12 games in the majors this season.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 02:34:00 PM

Dodgers recalled SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Dodgers sent Arruebarrena down late last month after he returned from a hip injury, but he's back in the majors now. He had five hits in 16 at-bats with the big club earlier this season and will offer more protection at shortstop until Hanley Ramirez (oblique) is ready.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Dodgers activated SS Erisbel Arruebarrena from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

Arruebarrena had been sidelined since early July due to a right hip flexor strain. He created quite the stir on his minor league rehab assignment, starting a brawl in a game at Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 09:01:00 PM

Dodgers placed SS Erisbel Arruebarrena on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 5, with a right hip flexor strain.

Arruebarrena, who was hurt while running to first base during Friday's game, will undergo an MRI. Carlos Triunfel has been recalled to replace him on the roster.
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 01:44:00 PM

Dodgers recalled INF Erisbel Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Arruebarrena had four hits in 13 at-bats during his time with the big club earlier this season. He'll provide some insurance at shortstop with Hanley Ramirez banged up lately.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 05:34:00 PM

Dodgers optioned INF Erisbel Arruebarrena to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Arruebarrena had four hits in 13 at-bats during his time with the big club, but his playing time was limited and the Dodgers felt it was best that he play regularly in the minors. The Cuban defector will return later this season.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 08:22:00 AM

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