Originally posted on The Giants Cove  |  Last updated 8/15/12
San Francisco Giants left fielder Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games without pay today by Major League Baseball for testing positive for testosterone, a banned performance enhancing drug in baseball's labor agreement. Cabrera is not appealing the ruling and issued an apology to his teammates, the Giants organization, and Giant fans saying, "I am deeply sorry for my mistake."The MLB investigation into Cabrera's drug use apparently started in early July and due to the careful procedures now in place for testing MLB players the process took over a month before Cabrera was finally suspended.Melky Cabrera was picked up in an off-season deal with the Kansas City Royals for Giants pitcher Jonathan Sanchez, who is now with the Colorado Rockies. Cabrera's .346 batting average was second highest in the Majors, and he led all of baseball with 159 hits. His 2012 season projected to 220 hits; he had 201 hits in 2011 as a member of the Royals. We heard the the news at AT&T Park as a hal...
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