Found September 21, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
Melky Cabrera who was suspended 50 games for PED use back in August, was in the lead for the NL batting title with a .347 avg, seven points ahead of Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen. Today, Cabrera was disqualified from the NL batting honor at his own request, the first good move Cabrera has made. “I ask the Players Association to take the necessary steps, in conjunction with the Office of the Commissioner, to remove my name from for the National League batting title,” Cabrera wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. “To be plain, I personally have no wish to win an award that would widely be seen as tainted, and I believe that it would be far better for the remaining contenders to compete for that distinction.” Commissioner Bud Selig responded by saying, “Major League Baseball will comply with Mr. Cabrera's request. I respect his gesture as a sign of his regret and his desire to move forward, and I believe that, under these circumstances, the outcome is appropriate, particularly for Mr. Cabrera's peers who are contending for the batting crown.” Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
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