Posted: Fri February 15, 2013 4:18PM; Updated: Fri February 15, 2013 4:18PM

Melky Cabrera admits mistake with drugs

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Melky Cabrera was suspended 50 games while with the Giants last season because of a positive test for testosterone.
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DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Melky Cabrera has joined his new Blue Jays teammates, saying he made a mistake with drugs last year and was looking forward to playing for Toronto this season.

Cabrera was the MVP of the All-Star game last summer. But he missed the end of the regular season and playoffs after drawing a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball following a positive test for testosterone.

The San Francisco Giants left him off the postseason roster during their run to the World Series championship.

Cabrera said Friday that he made a mistake and paid for it. He did not elaborate, and said his lawyers were still dealing with MLB.

The 28-year-old outfielder signed a two-year contract worth $16 million soon after the Giants let him go.

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