Melky Cabrera’s offensive production seemed impossible to replace as news broke in August that he had tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs. With 159 hits, 84 runs and a .907 OPS sucked out of the order, the Giants looked incapable of keeping pace with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who held a one-game lead in the National League West. Read More
Alex Rodriguez denied a newspaper report that accused him of buying human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances from a Miami-area clinic. Read More
Melky Cabrera will be left off the Giants’ postseason roster despite being eligible to come back after the first five games of the playoffs, manager Bruce Bochy announced Thursday. The left fielder, who had a .346 batting average in 113 games this season, has been serving a 50-game suspension since Aug. 15 after testing positive for a banned substance. Read More
There has been much debate and speculation about whether the Giants would or should add Melky Cabrera to their postseason roster, and Giants manager Bruce Bocky said on Tuesday the team will announce by Thursday whether it will consider adding him, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reported.
Cabrera is serving a 50-game suspension after testing positive for testosterone, but he would be eligible to play in the postseason in the Giants’ sixth playoff game, if they get that far. Read More
Major League Baseball isn’t likely to prevent Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera from winning the National League batting title, despite his 50-game suspension for a failed drug test.
Cabrera is seven points ahead of Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen with a .346 average entering Wednesday. Read More
The Giants have been the focus of attention for having two players suspended for positive drug tests this season, but the situations are different in the Giants’ view, and they activated one of those players Tuesday.
San Francisco reinstated relief pitcher Guillermo Mota, whose 100-game suspension ended, and he was available to pitch Tuesday against the Houston Astros. Read More
It was certainly tempting, in light of Bartolo Colon’s positive drug test revelation, to call my editor at The Examiner and do what Colon did: take the easy way out.
“Hey boss, can you just reprint my column from last week, subbing in Colon’s name for Melky Cabrera’s and subbing the A’s in for the Giants?” Read More
Exactly one week after Melky Cabrera crushed Giants fans, A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon received a 50-game suspension of his own for also testing positive for synthetic testosterone.
Colon’s suspension isn’t as devastating, at least symbolically, for the A’s. They have more than enough arms in their rotation. Read More
What should have been the best story in baseball this year has quickly turned into the weirdest, and it should seal Melky Cabrera’s fate with the Giants.
Any chance of the Giants re-signing Cabrera at a bargain price in the offseason evaporated Sunday after the New York Daily News reported that federal agents are investigating the left fielder’s entourage, agents and trainers after a plot to prove his innocence with a phony website was debunked. Read More
San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was suspended 50 games last week, allegedly created a fictitious website and product to convince Major League Baseball he unwittingly took a banned substance. Read More