SAN FRANCISCO Major League Baseball likely will not interfere if Melky Cabrera wins the National League batting title while serving his 50-game suspension for a positive drug test, Commissioner Bud Selig intimated Wednesday.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he doesn't have a position on Cabrera possibly winning, even if it comes at the expense of Buster Posey not winning.
"I haven't even thought about it, and I don't want to comment about it, to be honest," said Bochy, who was unaware of Selig's remarks.
When he was suspended, Cabrera was hitting .346, which now leads the league by six points over Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen. Posey, a top MVP candidate, is third in the batting race at .334, and were Posey to pass McCutchen, Cabrera could deny Posey the hitting crown.
"We'll see how it all plays out," Selig said. "We generally don't interfere in that process. We'll take a look at it at the end of the year."
Asked whether records set in the "steroids era" should be revisited, Selig said, "You can't change records because once you get into that it would never stop. It would create more problems than it would solve."
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