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Melky Cabrera Reaches Out To Giants Regarding Spot On Playoff Roster

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera reached out to the San Francisco Giants to see when he should report to the team's minor league complex in preparation for a potential postseason roster spot.

The Giants front office isn't commenting on Cabrera's involvement with the team but speculation is that the front office has no interest in the disgraced outfielder rejoining the team, CSN Bay Area is reporting.

The All Star Game MVP had been enjoying a career year until he tested positive for testeroine on Aug. 15. Cabrera was hit with a 50-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy for the first time.

The Giants had 45 games remaining at the day of Cabrera's suspension and wouldn't be able to join the team if the Giants played more than five games in the playoffs. He can report to the Giants' complex in Arizona but cannot participate in any formal activities until he has served 40 games of his suspension.

That would leave the Giants with someone on their postseason roster who has seen live pitching for only 10 days.

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