The Yankees inked Cabrera as an unsigned amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2001, and after a few eye-popping statistical seasons in their minor league system, Melky was tabbed as the Yankee center fielder of the future. But Cabrera never developed into a threat offensively in four full seasons with the Bombers and was dealt after the team won the 2009 World Series. He spent a disappointing season with the Braves before latching on with Kansas City. It seems that it was probably about that time that the outfielder started using PEDs. In 2011 he collected 201 hits, 44 doubles, 18 homers, 87 RBI, and hit .305 – all career bests. He was expected to continue to mature into more of a power threat in San Francisco and was enjoying a fine season when he was suspended. A week later, pitcher Bartolo Colon of the Oakland A’s received a 50-game suspension when it was revealed that he too had tested positive for testosterone.