Ex-MLB All-Star Slapped With Massive Suspension For Player Attack

It was one of the wildest scenes you've ever seen on a baseball diamond. When former two-time major league All-Star Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a running forearm smash to the face of an opposing batter, the video went viral. Now, the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League has slapped a massive 35-game suspension on Cabrera for the violent act.

Based on the 56-game length off the season, the 35-game ban is equivalent to a major league ban of 101 GAMES

The 37-year-old former Cleveland and New York Mets infielder took exception to Carlos Castro pimping and trash-talking his team's dugout after he blasted his third home run of the game for the Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan winter league. Cabrera came charging at him as he rounded first base and delivered a hellacious clothesline hit to Castro's head.

Castro, for some reason, received an 8-game suspension himself. Guess that's the penalty for pimping a home run in Venezuela.

Cabrera had issued an apology, but the league wasn't too interested. 

The 35-game ban rules Cabrera out for the remainder of the regular season, and a few games into the playoffs. However, the $500 fine (yes, that's five hundred) that came with it is probably something he can deal with. Cabrera made $66M in his 14-year major league career.