By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Aug 15, 2012 04:51 PM EDT
With only 45 games left in the regular season, the San Francisco Giants lost one of the year's finest performing players in Melky Cabrera on Wednesday. Effective immediately, the 27 year-old outfielder has reportedly been suspended for 50 games after violating the major league baseball drug policy, according to MLB.
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Cabrera had allegedly tested positive for high levels of testosterone in his system. Currently in his contract year, the 2012 All-Star game MVP had been playing some of the best baseball of his career as he is leading the league in base hits and holds an impressive .346 batting average.
A remorseful Cabrera had the following to say regarding his failed test due to performance enhancing drugs, according to CSN Bay Area:
"My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used. I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and 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."
The San Francisco Giants are currently 64-53 and tied for 1st place in the National League East with the Los Angeles Dodgers. If the club can hold on to make the playoffs and go at least 5 games deep, then Cabrera may have a chance to play again this season.
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