ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 6: Melky Cabrera #53 of the San Francisco Giants hits a single against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on August 6, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for testosterone.
San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera will miss the rest of the regular season after being suspended 50 games for testing positive for testosterone.
Cabrera has been having a career year for San Francisco, leading the National League with 159 hits, along with a .346 batting average, .390 on-base percentage and 60 RBI. This follows an substantial improvement in production last year with the Royals.
Cabrera was acquired by the Giants for Jonathan Sanchez, and the switch-hitting outfielder will be a free agent after this season.
The suspension is effective immediately.
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