Melky Cabrera

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5 Fantasy Baseball Players You Shouldn’t Bank On In The 2nd Half

If you’ve been playing fantasy sports long enough, you know it’s not the guys you pick up in round one and two that put your team in the playoffs, but those gems you added in the later rounds. Did you get laughed at when you picked up Scott Kazmir? Who is laughing now? But don’t fall completely in love with that early season steal; a few weeks of slumping could simply be reversion to the mean. Here are our picks for players to keep on a short leash in the 2nd half of your fantasy baseball campaign:


Bartolo Colon

A’s Colon Not Among 13 Players Punished In Biogenesis Scandal

13 players were penalized Monday as a result of Major League Baseball’s six-month-plus drug investigation of Biogenesis. But the Oakland A’s were able to breathe a sigh of relief as pitching ace Bartolo Colon was not among the players punished for his involvement in the scandal.


Melky Cabrera. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB Seeks Phone Records Of Melky Cabrera Associate In Drug Probe

MLB asked the phone companies for call records, texts and subscriber info for the phones of Juan Carlos Nunez, an associate of outfielder Melky Cabrera – formerly of the San Francisco Giants.


Bartolo Colon

A’s Colon Among Players Interviewed As Part Of MLB Drug Probe

A-Rod, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Former Giant Melky Cabrera and current Athletic Bartolo Colon are among the 20 or so players who may be disciplined for their links to the now-closed Miami clinic, Biogenesis of America.


Melky Cabrera #53 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a single during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on June 4, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Blue Jay Cabrera Apologetic In San Francisco Return

Melky Cabrera wants everyone to know just how sorry he is. Sorry for cheating, sorry for lying, sorry for letting down the San Francisco Giants and their supportive city. Cabrera has returned to AT&T Park with Toronto this week for the first time since receiving a 50-game suspension last Aug. 15 following a positive testosterone test.


Andres Torres #56 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run homer during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at AT&T Park on June 4, 2013 in San Francisco. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Giants Defeat Blue Jays In Melky’s Return To San Francisco

Tim Lincecum ended a three-start losing streak, Andres Torres hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants beat Melky Cabrera and the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Tuesday night.


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Cabrera Returning To AT&T As Giants Host Blue Jays

Cabrera, suspended for drug use last season and now with the Toronto Blue Jays, may not get as favorable a reunion with Bay Area fans when he returns to San Francisco in Tuesday night’s opener of a two-game set.


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Cabrera Hopes To Stay Hot For 2nd Night Vs. Giants

Melky Cabrera looks to stay hot while helping the Toronto Blue Jays win a season-high fourth straight as they host the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night to conclude a two-game set.


Melky Cabrera. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cabrera Gets World Series Ring From Giants In Faux-Controversy

Melky Cabrera finally received his World Series ring from the San Francisco Giants during a two-game stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays, , and it apparently couldn’t happen without a controversy of sorts.


Barry Zito #75 of the San Francisco Giants delivers a pitch during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 14, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Zito Struggles Early, Giants Lose To Blue Jays In Interleague Play

Barry Zito, who has won just once in six starts, allowed eight runs, five earned, and a season-high 12 hits in 5 2-3 innings. The lefty, who walked two and struck out two, fell to 1-4 with a 5.40 ERA in six career starts at Rogers Centre.




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