OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera says he hasn't been told by Major League Baseball whether he will face a suspension for his ties to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs.
Cabrera, who wasn't in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's game at Oakland, said he is following media reports that he would not be suspended again, but noted he had heard nothing definitive from MLB. The 2012 All-Star game MVP received a 50-game suspension on Aug. 15 last year for testing positive for testosterone.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has said he doesn't believe Cabrera will be suspended. Baseball is expected to announce penalties for players Friday.
Cabrera is batting .281 with three homers and 30 RBIs.