Melky Cabrera reinstated to San Francisco Giants Roster

October 13, 2012 – 1:22 am by Ryan Phillips

Melky Cabrera was in the middle of an MVP-type season for the San Francisco Giants in 2012, when it was revealed that he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance. He was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball on August 15.

Cabrera has now served that suspension and was reinstated to the Giants’ 40-man roster on Friday, which means he is technically eligible to play in the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. But Bobby Evans, San Francisco’s vice president of baseball operations, has said that Cabrera’s status remains unchanged and he will not play in the postseason.

On September 27, the Giants announced that Cabrera would not be added to the team’s postseason roster for any round. They are apparently sticking to their guns on this issue.

Cabrera was the MVP of this year’s All-Star Game, and was hitting .346, with 11 home runs and 60 RBI at the time of his suspension. He was having a monster season. It would have been easy for the Giants to bring him back and claim that he had served his time and therefore it was fair game to use him. Instead, they are moving forward without the 28-year-old outfielder.

I’m definitely not a fan of the San Francisco Giants. That said, I respect the fact that they are willing to sit Cabrera for the rest of the season because of the stain he has put on the game and on their organization.

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  1. 2 Responses to “Melky Cabrera reinstated to San Francisco Giants Roster”

  2. I don’t share your holier than thou take on Melky. He was charged. He received his punishment. He served out his suspension. Let the baseball postseason situation rule the rest, specifically, get Huff off the postseason roster and put Melky on in his place. Huff should not have been on the postseason roster to begin with. Only Burris is more incompetent than him. Melky is an easy choice. he can fill in at any outfield position and pinch hit better than Huff could even dream about. Best of all, he can run for himself.

    By Bernard Lee DeLeo on Oct 13, 2012

  3. I think it’d be different if he has just tested positive, admitted it and took his suspension. Instead he hired someone to create a fake website in order to try and trick MLB investigators was an attempt to get out of it. That whole episode was a freaking disgrace.

    By Ryan Phillips on Oct 16, 2012

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