TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLB

Bochy to present Cabrera with World Series ring in Toronto

{eot}
The Canadian Press
5/12/2013 4:06:54 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

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.

"I'm appreciative of him being here and playing hard every day," Bochy said Sunday. "What's happened, happened. 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."

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. He was batting an NL-leading .346 with 11 home runs and 60 RBIs over 113 games in his first season with San Francisco when he was suspended. He asked MLB for a rules change that disqualified him from the batting title, saying it would be a tainted achievement.

Though he was eligible to play, Cabrera was left off the post-season roster -- a decision made in late September before the playoffs began. The slugger's ban ended with the completion of a division series victory against Cincinnati.

For the Giants, this will be their first face-to-face meeting with Cabrera since last August. Many players haven't even spoken to him despite efforts to get in touch.

Bochy, for one, insists there are no hard feelings now that everybody has moved forward. And the Giants did fine without Cabrera, sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games last fall to capture a second championship in three years.

In November, Cabrera signed a $16 million, two-year deal with Toronto.

"I'll see him," Bochy said. "I'll talk to him."

Melky Cabrera (Photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



Canadians in MLB

Canadians in the Majors

Take a look at the early-season results from all of Canada's Major League representatives. More...

The Boys of Summer

MLB Preview 2014

It's time for another season of Major League Baseball. Get primed for 2014 with previews for all 30 teams including Scott MacArthur's look at what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays.


American League: East | Central | West
National League: East | Central | West
Toronto Blue Jays

Free Agency: American League | National League

Podcasts

TSN 1050: TSN Drive with Dave Naylor: April 23 - Ricky Romero

Buffalo Bisons Pitcher Ricky Romero joins Dave Naylor and Dave Hodge to talk about his season with the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate so far.

TSN 1050: Mike Richards in the Morning: April 21 - Dirk Hayhurst

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Dirk Hayhurst joined Mike Richards in the Morning to talk about the Toronto Blue Jays' play lately.

TSN 1050: The Bryan Hayes Show: April 18 - Scott MacArthur

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Reporter Scott MacArthur discussed the embarrassing loss that the Blue Jays experienced against the Twins.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television