SAN FRANCISCO -- Melky Cabrera's departure from the Giants was different than most, but the reigning World Series champions intend to treat Cabrera like any other former player.
Cabrera will receive his championship ring when the Giants visit the Blue Jays, Cabrera's new team, on Tuesday. Manager Bruce Bochy performed a similar act last month with Chicago Cubs' right fielder Nate Schierholtz, who was traded shortly before Cabrera was suspended for use of a banned substance last summer.
Bochy said there were no hard feelings, and he intends to talk to Cabrera before Tuesday's series opener.
"What happened, happened," Bochy said Sunday. "And that's behind us. He's a good person, he is. He was a good teammate and I'll thank him for that."
Cabrera was hitting .346 with 11 homers, 84 runs and 60 RBIs when he was suspended last August 15. The Giants elected not to bring him back in the postseason when the 50-game suspension was over, and they went on to win the World Series without him.
Cabrera signed a two-year deal with Toronto in the offseason. He is hitting .261 with one home run.