Sunday's loss in San Francisco signaled the end of a few things for the Padres.
The 2013 season. Jedd Gyorko's tremendous rookie year. And, shortstop Everth Cabrera's 50-game suspension.
The Padres' lone 2013 All-Star was suspended in July for his involvement with Biogenesis, the now-closed south Florida clinic that was the subject of a MLB investigation resulting in the suspensions of star players including Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and Nelson Cruz.
On Monday, Cabrera was allowed to return to Petco Park. He did so, but not just to pick up a few things. Everth was there for a workout.
"The situation for me is really tough," said Cabrera at his locker on Monday. "The suspension is in the past, and I wanted to be the first guy to work out in the off-season."
Cabrera earned a lot of fans with his heartfelt apology, promising to be clean and work hard to reward their loyalty. It's one of the first points he reiterated on Monday.
"I don't know what I can do the rest of my career," he said, "but I will put in a lot of work to be a special player in this game."