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MLB to wait and see on NL batting title

MLB to wait and see on NL batting title

MLB to wait and see on NL batting title
SAN FRANCISCO -- Melky Cabrera looks to be headed toward winning the National League batting title, and while not leaning toward unprecedented action that would overturn that achievement, Commissioner Bud Selig said Wednesday that Major League Baseball is taking a wait-and-see approach.

Cabrera had been batting .346 before getting banned 50 games for violating MLB's drug policy, which stood seven points above the Pirates' Andrew McCutchen as of Wednesday. Cabrera has 501 plate appearances this season, one fewer than the required amount, but Cabrera would still win the batting title if an extra hitless at-bat is added and his average is still the highest among qualified players.

"Well, we'll see how it all plays out," Selig said. "We generally don't interfere in that process as you know, but we'll take a look at it."

Giants manager Bruce Bochy declined to comment Wednesday beyond saying, "It's the rule, I don't know how you could change it."

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