San Francisco Giants’ All-Star left fielder Melky Cabrera has been suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball’s drug prevention program, the league announced Wednesday.
Cabrera, who won the All-Star game’s Most Valuable Player award this year, was suspended after testing positive for testosterone, a substance that is in violation with MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The Giants issued the following statement in regards to the suspension:
“We were extremely disappointed to learn of the suspension of Melky Cabrera for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention & Treatment Program,” the Giants organization said. “We fully support Major League Baseball’s policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game.”
At the time of his suspension, Cabrera was hitting .346 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs for the first-place Giants.
His suspension is effective immediately.