On Wednesday, August 08, Melky Cabrera tested positive for testosterone, a synthetic substance banned by the Major League Baseball Association.
The twenty-eight year old professional baseball player from the Dominican Republic currently plays for the San Francisco Giants. This year he was the recipient of the Most Valuable Player award during the All Star game.
In May he broke Willie May’s record when he amassed fifty one homeruns that month, surpassing May’s record of forty nine.
After testing positive for exceptionally high levels of the performance enhancing substance, testosterone, Cabrera was suspended for fifty games. As a result, the San Francisco Giants are left in a precarious position during the upcoming playoff season.
Cabrera released an apology through his publicist, stating that he apologized for letting his teammates down as well as the San Francisco Giants Association.
As far as the Giants, as anyone can imagine that they are disappointed that they have lost one of their best players, for 50 games, due to the fact that he used performance enhancing substances.
However, the Giants organization stated that they wholeheartedly believe in clean and performance enhancement-free sports.
Cabrera is the second Giants player, after Guillermo Mota, to be suspended, this season, for using performance enhancing substances.
Apparently many athletes are using performance enhancing drugs, as five Major League Baseball players have been suspended this year alone, for using performance enhancing drugs.
Meanwhile, within the Minor Legal Baseball Association, there have been at least seventy suspensions for the use of performance enhancing drugs.
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Original Article: foxsports
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