The Giants and outfielder Melky Cabrera are putting off contract talks until the offseason, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported.
Cabrera was the All-Star Game MVP in the midst of his career year with a .353 average, 11 home runs and 56 RBIs.
He was leading the National League with a 152 hits at the end of play Tuesday.
Cabrera can be an unrestricted free agent for the first time at the end of the season. Cabrera, who turns 28 on Saturday, was acquired from the Royals in an offseason trade for left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez. He came up with the Yankees in 2005, was traded to the Braves and then went to the Royals and hit .305 with 18 home runs and 87 RBIs, career highs across the board.
The durable outfielder is also a plus defender with a tremendous throwing arm.