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Giants will not include Melky Cabrera on playoff roster

The Giants are expected to announce that they will not include outfielder Melky Cabrera on their playoff roster this season.

Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The San Francisco Giants are planning on leaving outfielder Melky Cabrera off of their playoff roster, reports Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com:

The Giants are expected to announce today that Melky Cabrera, currently serving a 50-game suspension for testosterone use, will not be part of the Giants' postseason roster, CSNBayArea.com has learned.

Cabrera, who is currently serving a 50-game suspension after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, is disappointed, "but he and his reps do not plan on filing a grievance in response to the club’s decision," reports Baggarly.

Even with the 50-game suspension, Cabrera would have been eligible to play for the Giants in the postseason after sitting out the first four games.

Cabrera was a key contributor for San Francisco over the first half of the season, hitting .346/.390/.516 with 25 doubles, 10 triples and 11 home runs prior to his ban. Still, the club has gone 25-12 since his suspension, securing a National League West title.

Cabrera was in the news earlier this week as he had his agent reach out the player’s association to request that he not win the NL Batting Title while suspended. Major League Baseball is looking into a one-time amendment that would prevent this from happening should Cabrera have the highest batting average in the Senior Circuit at the end of the regular season.