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Although his name is tied to the Biogenesis scandal, the Toronto Blue Jays do not feel like Melky Cabrera will be suspended. The outfielder served a 50-game suspension while with the San Francisco Giants last year after testing positive for a banned substance. The Blue Jays think any punishment now would be inappropriate since Cabrera already served a drug suspension that could have arguably rose from his connection with Biogenesis.
Gregor Chisholm and Paul Casella of MLB.com say the Blue Jays are confident Cabrera has already been suspended for his transgression. The connection to Biogenesis was in the past and he tested positive as a result of the drugs he received from them, they believe.
"We don't think anything's going to happen, he served his penalty last year," said manager John Gibbons, who added the club hasn't thought about a Plan B if Cabrera were suspended. "Major League Baseball is handling all that, so we don't know. But we think, since he served his time, it's over with. I haven't given it much thought and the GM hasn't talked much about it."
Cabrera signed a two-year, $16 million deal this past offseason, so he's probably not too concerned about the scandal. He may have lost 50 games, but he got a big contract in the end. Of course, if he is suspended again, he could face a lot more missed time, and a lot more money lost.
The Blue Jays have gotten some production out of Cabrera this year, but probably less than they hoped. He's been injured and on the DL at different times this season and has only played in 85 games. He is hitting .284/.325/.367 this season.
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