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Trial date set for Cabrera in Arizona

Trial date set for Cabrera in Arizona

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Trial date set for Cabrera in Arizona
SAN DIEGO -- A trial date has been set for Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera to face a domestic violence charge in Arizona, according to U-T San Diego.

The trial is set for June 11, which is an off-day for the Padres between road trips to Milwaukee and Seattle.

Cabrera has pleaded not guilty. He has rejected a plea deal from prosecutors, according to U-T San Diego.

"Mr. Cabrera loves his wife and is committed to being a devoted family man," Cabrera's attorney, Richard Suzuki, said in a statement. "We strongly believe our client will prevail at trial."

Cabrera, 25, has been charged with misdemeanor assault upon his wife stemming from an incident March 16 in Glendale, Ariz., according to the newspaper.

The Padres promoted Cabrera and second baseman Alexi Amarista from Triple-A Tucson on Thursday after they released second baseman Orlando Hudson and placed shortstop Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list. Cabrera went 0-for-3 in his 2012 debut with the Padres on Thursday. He hit .333 in 34 games at Tucson.

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