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It has been 273 days since the Giants have seen Melky Cabrera. He was caught, and that was that.
The Giants were surging and had just traded for the Phillies’ slugger Hunter Pence. Cabrera was leading the league in triples (10), was second in batting average (.346) and was on pace for around 230 hits last year before he was suspended for PED use.
Since then, the Giants have been pretty well off without him. They won a World Series in four game versus the Detroit Tigers and re-signed every player on their wish list. It was a good offseason.
Cabrera, on the other hand, was not welcomed back in San Francisco and was forced to test free agency. On Nov. 19, 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays swooped him up in their busiest offseason ever for just two years, $16 million.
For me, it’s kind of discouraging to see players get paid millions of dollars after being suspended for a third of a season for breaking the well-known law. Yes, Barry Bonds took steroids, but his career w...
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The San Francisco Giants lost Melky Cabrera to a swarm of controversy during the 2012 regular season.
They will extend the ultimate olive branch to Cabrera on Tuesday when they play his new team the Toronto Blue Jays.
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The San Francisco Giants finished a 7-3 homestand, and then were off to see Melky Cabrera and the Jays in Toronto. Manager Bruce Bochy presented Cabrera with his World Series ring in a private setting. Bochy said Melky wanted it that way, and Melky says Bochy wanted it that way. I think it’s safe to say that Melky didn’t want the presentation to be public with the way he left...
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera underwent an MRI on Wednesday, apparently after dealing with soreness in his hamstring since the start of the season. Sportsnet's Shi Davidi tweeted the results of the MRI on Tuesday evening, saying that Cabrera had problems in both his quad and hamstring:
MRIs on Melky Cabrera show irritation in right quad and left hamstring...
Whether you agree with the decision or not former San Francisco Giant and current Blue Jay Melky Cabrera will in fact receive a world series ring despite having no actual contribution in the Series due to a suspension over use of a banned substance.
NBC Sports reports:
Cabrera will receive his championship ring when the Giants visit the Blue Jays, Cabrera’s new team, on Tuesday...
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Former Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera received his World Series ring from Giants Manager Bruce Bochy, a...
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