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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.”
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MLB announced on Friday that players suspended for PED use will not be eligible for that season's individual batting, slugging or on-base percentage titles.
NEW YORK -- Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National League batting title at his own request, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press. The person said Cabrera asked the players' association to convey his desire to the commissioner's office and that an agreement to make him ineligible was reached Friday. The person spoke on condition of...
Melky Cabrera, serving a 50-game suspension for testing positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, will not win this year’s National League batting title.
At Cabrera’s request, the Commissioner’s Office and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced an agreement on Friday to suspend, for this season, part of a rule that might have...
PHOENIX -- By the time the Diamondbacks roll into San Francisco next Tuesday, suspended Giants star Melky Cabrera could have a stranglehold on the National League batting title. The achievement will not be universally hailed.
That would be a shame, D-backs second baseman Aaron Hill said.
Added D-backs closer J.J. Putz: If you test positive for a substance, you should not be able...
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been ruled ineligible for the National League batting title -- at his own request.
Cabrera had continued to lead the NL with a .346 batting average despite being suspended 50 games for performance-enhancing drugs Aug. 15. Without Friday's action from Major League Baseball and the players' union, there's an excellent chance...
In an unexpected piece of news, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area is reporting that suspended Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera will be ineligible to win the National League batting title this year.
Cabrera reportedly asked the players union to remove himself from consideration on Wednesday, and the players union worked out an amendment to rule 10.22a (which gives extra at bats to...
Following some legal wrangling, suspended San Francisco Giants juicehead Melky Cabrera had his request to be disqualified as the National League batting champion granted on Friday. “Leche,” who has compiled 69 homers, 417 RBI and 995 hits with a .284 … Continue reading →
A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated
Press that Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National
League batting title at his own request.
Andrew McCutchen's chances of winning the National League batting title got a whole lot better Friday. Serving a 50-game suspension after testing positive for an excess amount of testosterone, San Francisco left fielder Melky Cabrera, who was leading the league with a .346 batting average, was removed from the batting championship race at his request. Major League Baseball...
Another award that should be abandoned?
Just about every athlete that is caught guilty on a drug test follows the below 5 step pattern:
1) Claim they have no idea how this happened
2) Blame faulty test
3) Claim innocence even if retest shows guilt
4) Blame system for false positive on something unrelated (i.e. the poppy muffin excuse)
5) Agree to disagree, I’m not saying I did...