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Dodgers suspend Erisbel Arruebarrena for remainder of 2016 season

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LOS ANGELES -- Embattled Dodgers shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena has been suspended for the remainder of the season for an unknown reason, the second straight season he has been so disciplined.

"We have suspended Erisbel Arruebarrena for the remainder of the season for his repeated failure to comply with the terms of his contract," said Gabe Kapler, the Dodgers' director of player development.

Arruebarrena, 26, was hitting .182/.224/.400 with four home runs in 17 games with Double-A Tulsa, including 14 starts at shortstop. He last played on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a home run against Northwest Arkansas.

The club also suspended Arruebarrena in May 2015 for the same reason, though after appealing to the commissioner's office his suspension was reduced to just 30 games.

The Dodgers signed the Cuban shortstop to a five-year, $25 million contract before the 2014 season, and he appeared in 22 major league games that season, going 8-for-41 (.195/.224/.220).

Arruebarrena, who is off the Dodgers' 40-man roster, is due $4 million this season. If his suspension holds up, he would lose roughly $3,322,404. Arruebarrena is due $4 million in 2017, and $5 million in 2018.

To take Arruebarrena's spot on the roster, outfielder Andrew Toles was promoted from Class-A Rancho Cucamonga to Double-A Tulsa.