(SAN FRANCISCO) — Major League Baseball suspended San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera for 50 games Wednesday after he tested positive for testosterone, an illegal performance enhancer.
Cabrera, 28, was enjoying a career year in his first season in the city by the bay, batting .346 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs in 113 games.
“My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used,” Cabrera said in a statement released by the players’ union. “I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and I will try to move on with my life. I am deeply sorry for my mistake and I apologize to my teammates, to the San Francisco Giants organization and to the fans for letting them down.”
Cabrera was named this year’s All-Star MVP in Kansas City after leading the National League to an 8-0 victory over the American League.
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Adam Forsgren, East Idaho News columnist