Aug 5 - MLB suspended 12 other players for 50 games. They were: Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Philadelphia Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo, New York Mets outfielder Jordany Valdespin, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, New York Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello, San Diego Padres pitching prospect Fautino De Los Santos, Houston Astros pitching prospect Sergio Escalona and New York Yankees outfield prospect Fernando Martinez.
It's tough to say. The Tigers haven't been the type of franchise to seek out players with outside baggage in the past, but Cabrera's situation is truly the first of its kind. There has never been a marquee player that hit the free agent market after being suspended for PEDs, and I'd imagine that other MLB GMs are just as puzzled about Cabrera's status as I am. Would I like to see Cabrera in Detroit? Absolutely. He's probably the best outfielder on the open market not named Josh Hamilton and would come at a severely reduced price for the type of production that he will likely provide in 2013.