Cabrera had a .346 average and was leading the major leagues in both hits and runs scored when he was suspended for testing positive to elevated levels of testosterone on Aug. 15. San Francisco has gone 25-12 since losing Cabrera, clinching the NL West title this past Saturday.
Cabrera will be eligible to play in the Arizona instructional league beginning this Saturday, so the team had to make a decision quickly on whether to add him to the 25-man postseason roster. His suspension is through the first five games of the postseason, meaning he wouldn't have been able to play unless the Giants made it that far. They'll likely have a platoon of Xavier Nady and Gregor Blanco playing left field during the playoffs.
Baggarly notes that Cabrera representavies are not planing on filing a grievance to the team's decision.