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Melky Cabrera eligible for full playoff share

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Melky Cabrera is eligible to receive a full playoff share of pay as a member of the World Series champions, even though he has not been a part of the San Francisco Giants' team for months, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Cabrera spent 117 games on the Giants' roster this season before testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance and being suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball.

He was eligible to return to the Giants' roster after the first five playoff games, although the Giants had made it clear earlier he would not be added to the roster.

But according to player union rules, if a player's team plays 10 games after the suspended player is eligible to be reinstated, he gets a full playoff share.

The Giants played 11 games after Cabrera became eligible for reinstatement - seven against the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series and four against the Tigers in the World Series - so Cabrera became eligible for a full winner's share, which is about $300,000 for each Giants player.
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