Melky Cabrera will receive his World Series ring this week when the San Francisco Giants make a two-game interleague stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays.
SAN FRANCISCO — Melky Cabrera will receive his World Series ring this week when the San Francisco Giants make a two-game interleague stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday he intends to speak with Cabrera and thank him for his contributions to the reigning World Series champions.
Cabrera was suspended for 50 games last Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone test.
“What’s happened, happened,” Bochy said. “That’s behind us. I do know he’s a good person, he is, and he was a good teammate. I will thank him for that.”
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Bochy will present Cabrera with his sparkly Tiffany & Co. ring, probably before the series opener Tuesday night.
Cabrera was the MVP of last year’s All-Star Game. In his first season with the Giants, he was batting an NL-leading .346 with 11 home runs and 60 runs batted in when he was suspended.
Though he was eligible to play, Cabrera was left off the Giants’ postseason roster.
In November, Cabrera signed a $16 million, two-year deal with Toronto.
Many Giants players haven’t even spoken to him since, despite their efforts to get in touch.
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