Posted August 22, 2012

Report: Giants ordered 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts

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Melky Cabrera T-shirts ordered for a giveaway have been replaced by ones featuring Angel Pagan. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants ordered 20,000 Melky Cabrera T-shirts before the All-Star Game MVP was suspended 50 games for a failed drug test, USA TODAY‘s Mike Foss reports.

The Cabrera shirts were scheduled for a giveaway on Sept. 8. But then the outfielder tested positive for high levels of testosterone. Cabrera’s 50-game ban could be extended because of his attempted cover-up, which involved a fake website for a nonexistent product.

The order was able to be altered, though, so Giants fans will now receive Angel Pagan shirts instead.

Pagan isn’t putting up the same types of numbers as Cabrera was, but he is hitting .287 this season. More importantly, he’ll be with the team for the stretch run.


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