Melky Cabrera will receive his World Series ring this week when San Francisco makes a two-game stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays.
Giants 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 on Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone test.
“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 said Sunday.
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 N.L.-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.
In November, Cabrera signed a $16 million, two-year deal with Toronto.
The Houston Astros have designated pitcher Philip Humber for assignment, a day after he gave up five runs while only getting two outs in a loss to the Texas Rangers.
Nearly a year to the day removed from pitching the 21st perfect game in major league history, Humber had a terrible start to 2013. He was 0-8 with a 9.59 ERA.