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The San Francisco Giants suffered a huge blow Wednesday when they learned that outfielder Melky Cabrera tested positive for testosterone a performance enhancing drugs in which he would be suspended for 50 games effective immediately.
Cabrera whose been having a career year was hitting .346 and leading the National League in runs and hits.
Since the positive test and ensuing suspension, Cabrera released the following statement;
“My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used,” Cabrera said in a statement released by the union. “I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and I will try to move on with my life. I am deeply sorry for my mistake and I apologize to my teammates, to the San Francisco Giants organization and to the fans for letting them down.”
The Giants later released a statement regarding the matter;
“We were extremely disappointed,” the Giants said. “We fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game.”
Cabrera will be out for the next 45 regular season games and five games in the playoffs should the Giants last that long.
Ref: ESPN, Associated Press
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During a season in which he leads the National League with 159 hits and is second in batting average, Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended for 50 games without pay for testing positive for testosterone.The suspension means that Cabrera will miss the remainder of the regular season plus playoff games or the first games of next year.In a statement, Cabrera said that he...
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...
Major League Baseball suspended Melky Cabrera for 50 games after he tested positive for testosterone, a substance banned under the league’s Joint Drug Policy. The suspension is immediate, meaning Cabrera won’t be seen in the orange and black, patrolling left field and accumulating hits, for the rest of the season. After their loss yesterday to the Nationals, coupled with the...
The San Francisco Giants learned on Wednesday that they will be without the services of Melky Cabrera for the remainder of the season and start of the playoffs. Cabrera has been suspended by MLB for testing positive for testosterone. Cabrera was having one of his best seasons as a pro, appearing in his first all-star [...]
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Here's a quote from the Melky:"My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used ... I am deeply sorry for my mistake."Thanks for stating the obvious, you cheater. Anyone who watched him as a Yankee should have known something was a little fishy by his numbers this year.
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I wonder if he still gets to keep the car. For San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, 2012 has been a career-year. Things changed on Wednesday, however, after Cabrera was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball after failing a drug test. Cabrera tested positive for testosterone which will cause the All-Star to miss the remaining 45 games of the regular season...
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