The San Francisco Giants have no plans to bring back suspended outfielder Melky Cabrera for the postseason if the club is still playing when he is eligible to return.
A person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press that Melky Cabrera has been disqualified from the National League batting title at his own request.
Mota has only thrown 10 2/3 innings with the Giants this season. He was suspended in May for testing positive for a banned substance. Because it was his second violation, Mota was suspended for 100 games.
That was John Madden’s reaction to the Giants three-game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers following the suspension of their star outfielder for use of performance enhancing drugs.
Former Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics was suspended for 50 games Wednesday after testing positive for testosterone.
Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Tuesday that the order was stopped just before printing after Melky Cabrera received a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball last Wednesday following his positive test of testosterone.
An associate of Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attempted to create evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance that caused a positive drug test, the New York Daily News reported.
With Melky Cabrera suspended for the remainder of the regular season following a positive test for testosterone, the Giants hope Friday night’s series opener against a San Diego Padres team they usually beat can help get their stretch drive back on track.
Melky Cabrera’s fifty game suspension for use of performance enhancing drugs means he could return for some post-season play if the Giants reach the playoffs. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew that shouldn’t happen.
The Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Office said Wednesday that San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has received a 50-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.