So that means the reigning league MVP, Ryan Braun, was suspended 50 games (before he found a loophole that got him out of it) for performance enhancers, and now the reigning All-Star game MVP Melky Cabrera as well. Baseball continues to struggle with this mess.
Melky Cabrera, whose breakout season with the San Francisco Giants was highlighted by his MVP performance in the All-Star Game, has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for testosterone, Major League Baseball announced.
Cabrera, a 27-year-old outfielder, has produced a major league-leading 159 hits this season, along with 11 home runs and 69 RBI. Acquired by the Giants in the off-season from the Kansas City Royals, Cabrera was on his way to a career year prior to being eligible for free agency this winter.
Now, he will miss the remainder of the season plus five more games.