The other players involved all agreed to deals that included a waiver of the right to appeal.  Cruz blamed a gastrointestinal infection for his drug use and remarked that faced with the weight loss from the infection he was unsure he would be physically able to play and "made an error in judgment that I deeply regret, and I accept full responsibility for that error."  An emotional Cabrera said he had taken a banned substance for four days in 2012 to aid in injury recovering before stopping because "I realized it wasn't necessary. My heart and my conscience was killing me."  Peralta remarked "I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension." 
Was one of four players in MLB with at least 10 home runs and 30 stolen bases (also . Pollock, Jose Altuve and Charlie Blackmon); is the only player to do so in each of the last two seasons...Established career highs in home runs, RBI, doubles, games and runs scored...Led National League with 19 game-winning RBI, which were the most in one season by a Pittsburgh player since the stat was introduced by Major League Baseball in 1980...Ranked fifth in the . in stolen bases...Captured his first Rawlings Gold Glove award and was named the Wilson Defensive Player-of-the-Year for left field...Made 141 appearances (133 starts) in left field and 18 appearances (10 starts) in center field...Led . left fielders in fielding percentage (.995), making just one error in 196 total chances...Led National League outfielders with 16 assists, the most by a Pirates player since Jose Guillen had 16 in 1998... Ranked second among league leaders in being hit by pitch...Ranked ninth among . batters with a .360 (27-for-75) average in Interleague play...Hit .327 (64-for-196) in 49 games while batting fourth in the lineup...Made his third straight Opening Day start in left field...His sac fly on 4/10 at Milwaukee was his first since 5/26/13 - also at Miller Park (224 games and 907 plate appearances between)...Homered in back-to-back games on 4/17-18 and had a career-high five RBI on 4/18 vs. Milwaukee...Hit four home runs in a five-game stretch between 4/17-21...Left the game on 4/22 vs. Chicago after being hit in the right hand by Jason Hammel (soft tissue contusion)... Delivered walkoff single in 13th inning to give Pirates 1-0 win on 6/12 vs. Philadelphia...Produced four straight games of at least three hits (13-for-21) from 6/12-15 - the first Pittsburgh player to do so since Willie Stargell, who went 14-for-17 over a four-game span in 1973 (September 7-10)...Had five straight multi-hit games between 6/12-16, raising season average from .251 to .286...Stole home as part of a double steal on 6/27 vs. Atlanta...Had sixth career four-hit game on 7/1 at Detroit while also hitting his 13th home, tying single-season career high...Left game on 7/5 with discomfort in left side and missed the next five games...Returned to action on 7/11...Hit .351 (27-for-77) in 20 games during the month of July...Connected off San Francisco's George Kontos for second career walkoff home run on 8/22...Went 13-for-20 during the four-game series in Colorado from 9/21-24; his 13 hits tied the club record for most hits in a four-game series, a feat first accomplished by Hall-ofFamer Pie Traynor against the Phillies in 1928 (August 2-4)...Hit a two-run walkoff homer off Cincinnati's Collin Balester in the 12th inning on 10/2...Hit .325 (37-for-114) in his final 30 regular season games, beginning on 9/2.