Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
SAN FRANCISCO -- In what might be the most significant drug-related suspension since Major League Baseball implemented its current program in 2005, San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games Wednesday for failing a drug test. The loss of Cabrera, who was leading the major leagues in hits with 159 and was named Most Valuable Player of the All-Star Game last month, is devastating to the Giants, locked in a tight race with the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West. But it also figures to cost Cabrera millions of dollars -- he is eligible to become a free agent at the end of the season. Cabrera, who said he will not appeal the suspension, is essentially lost for the rest of the regular season. If the Giants can make the playoffs, Cabrera would not be eligible for reinstatement until the sixth postseason game provided the Giants get that far. A statement from the commissioner's office said Cabrera tested positive for Tes...
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