Melky focused on baseball, not next contract

Melky focused on baseball, not next contract

ST. LOUIS -- While rumors swirled Wednesday that Melky Cabrera and the Giants have chosen to discontinue negotiations for a long-term contract extension until after the season, Cabrera dispelled the reports prior to Wednesday's game in St. Louis.

Cabrera, who is eligible for free agency after this season, said he hasn't heard of anything from the club regarding his contract. He added that he is enjoying his time with the Giants and would like to stay with the team after this season.

"I'm just concentrated on playing baseball," Cabrera said with teammate Sergio Romo translating. "Just concentrating on helping the team win. I haven't heard any of that."

The 27-year-old Cabrera leads the Majors with 152 hits, and his .353 batting average is second in baseball only to Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen. The 2012 All-Star Game MVP also leads the National League with 78 runs scored.

"The [coaching staff] treats me well, and I'd love to stay here," Cabrera said. "I'm focused on winning ballgames here."