Cabrera is back on the Giants’ 40-man roster as of Friday. Giants vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans says, “Cabrera’s status regarding the postseason remains unchanged” after the club announced Sept. 27 it wouldn’t add Cabrera for any round.
Good for the Giants. They had the right to put him back in the lineup, but they’re not going to do it. Of course, he hasn’t played a game in months. But he is still a guy that was leading the league in hitting at .346 when he was suspended in August.
An interesting side note: Cabrera was the MVP of this year’s All-Star Game. He led the National League to a win, thus ensuring home field advantage in the World Series. So if the Giants beat the Cardinals in the NLCS and make it to the World Series, they’ll have Cabrera to thank for the home field.