'Melk Man' Suspended for Season; Tests Positive for Testosterone

The San Francisco Giants left fielder has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball.


At the end of last night's victory over the Washington Nationals, the San Francisco Giants appeared to finally, with just 45 games left in the regular season, have solidified their starting line-up. But today, one of the stars of that line-up, left fielder Melky Cabrera, will have to sit out the rest of the season after testing positive for testosterone, a performance-enhancing substance.

According to an article on MLB.com, Cabrera, this year's All-Star MPV, was suspended for 50 games on Wednesday by Major League Baseball. By testing positive for a PES, the second-leading hitter in the National League is in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

"My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used," Cabrera said in a statement issued by the MLB Players Association. "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," said Cabrera.

The Giants are playing a day game vs. Washington on Wednesday, without Cabrera.

Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz August 16, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Nothing new under the sun with these Athletes. But no Judgment here, I did my share when I was younger....
Jeffrey Bottaro August 16, 2012 at 07:37 AM
At last, we have a venue for pharmacological experimentation on human subjects: PROFESSIONAL SPORTS.
Bob M August 16, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Think I will apply for a government grant to study the relationship between PEDs and playing left field (Bonds & Cabrera) at AT&T Park. Maybe it is something in the grass out there? Or, maybe tainted blow darts from the bleacher fans? =) But no matter what the reason, it is stupid on Cabrera's part.
Jim Van Camp August 16, 2012 at 07:44 PM
I felt sad and I know fans that feel betrayed. In these days of zero tolerance for drug use in sports, our athletes need to stay straight and legal, for their own good as well as for the sport.
Dyan Chan August 17, 2012 at 12:11 AM


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