Former New York Yankee outfielder Melky Cabrera was suspended Wednesday by Major League Baseball for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. And before their game against the Texas Rangers, many of Cabrera's former teammates, including Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Alex Rodriguez, were asked to react to the news.
"I’m surprised, it goes with out saying. I feel bad. I feel bad to even be sitting here talking about it," Jeter mentioned to reporters.
"He was fun to be around. I enjoyed playing with him, I enjoyed watching him get better throughout the years. Yeah, it’s too bad," Jeter said.
Cano's reaction was a bit more supportive for the current outfielder for San Francisco Giants:
"He was having a great year. He’s my friend, I’m going to be there for him. (It’s) a sad day. I was 100 percent surprised," Cano revealed.
Rodriguez, no stranger to the PED controversy, said he thinks that Cabrera will rebound from this.
"I’m sure he’s sad and confused. I think he’s a young man and has a great opportunity — and challenge — to turn a negative into a positive, and you hope he does that," Rodriguez said.
A-Rod continued, "I’m a believer, I’m a friend. And at times like this, I would definitely not turn my back, and I’m 100 percent here to support him."