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Dodgers year-long suspension of Erisbel Arruebarrena reduced to 30 days

Erisbel Arruebarrena

Erisbel Arruebarrena


In late May the Dodgers suspended infielder Erisbel Arruebarrena for the rest of the season“for repeated failures to comply with his contract.”

Well, Arreubarrena appealed his suspension to Major League Baseball. His suspension has been reduced to thirty days -- time served, essentially -- and that he reported to Dodgers camp in Glendale, Arizona yesterday to get back into baseball activities. When reached for comment, Arruebarrena’s attorney Jay Reisinger confirmed that an appeal had been filed with Commissioner Manfred, and ultimately, a settlement was reached with the Dodgers.

Arruebarrena was signed to to a five-year, $25 million deal back in 2013. He played briefly in the majors last season, hitting .195 in 22 games. He was dropped from the 40-man roster this offseason, however, and has yet to play this year.