Posted September 19, 2012 on AP on Fox
Major League Baseball appears unlikely to interfere if Melky Cabrera wins the NL batting title while serving his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test. The San Francisco Giants outfielder began Wednesday with a league-leading .346 average, seven points ahead of Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen. Cabrera has 501 plate appearances, one fewer than the required amount if the Giants play 162 games. Under section 10.22(a) of the Official Baseball Rules, he would win the batting title if an extra hitless at-bat is added to his average and it remains higher than that of any other qualifying player. ''We'll see how it all plays out,'' baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday after taping an episode of ''CenterStage'' for the YES Network. ''We generally don't interfere in that process. We'll take a look at it at the end of the year.'' Cabrera, the All-Star game MVP, was suspended Aug. 15 for a positive test for testos...
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