The Padres have issued a press release announcing that suspended shortstop Everth Cabrera has been reinstated, and catcher Chris Robinson has been designated for assignment in order to clear room on the 40-man roster.
Robinson, 29, saw his only taste of big league action this season and made it memorable, going 2-for-12 but blasting three-run homer for his first career hit on Sept. 25. The Friars acquired Robinson from the Orioles in exchange for cash considerations in late June and saw the former third-round pick go on to bat .316/.338/.353 in 142 plate appearances at Triple-A Tucson.
Originally selected bu the Tigers in the 2005 draft, the Canadian backstop is a career .286/.321/.364 hitter in 1,280 plate appearances at the Triple-A level. Like all players who have been designated for assignment, Robinson's status can be monitored in MLBTR's DFA Tracker.