The Spanish defender now has a relegation battle on his hands in Spain.
Yesterday saw him agree a deal to join La Liga outfit Granada. The club confirmed the deal on their official website yesterday, also explaining what Cala has been up to for the past two months.
They say a deal to join Getafe collapsed, and he has been training with Cadiz to remain fit. But Granada are now the proud owners of his services.
Cala certainly had his moments as a Cardiff player. In just seven Premier League appearances the former Sevilla defender scored two goals but will be best remembered for the red card he received in the relegation six pointer against Sunderland in April, which Cardiff lost 4-0.
This season was tough for him at Cardiff. He played just one Championship game before becoming the first casualty of Russel Slade's tenure in charge.
Slade released Cala at the start of December and has since gone on to let the likes of Magnuss Wolff Eikrem, Jo Inge Berget, Kim Bo-Kyung and Guido Burgstaller all leave the club by mutual termination.
Cala will now be tasked with trying to claw Granada out of the relegation zone in La Liga, where they currently sit bottom of the table on just 15 points from the opening 20 fixtures.