Two more Padres including shortstop Everth Cabrera are now being listed among 25 other MLB players linked to a Florida PED clinic.
Documents list Cabrera as a client and records show that he was to receive shipments of Performance Enhancing Drugs. Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos is also on the list. This is the same clinic that Yasmani Grandal was linked to a few weeks ago.
I wonder if signing up for PEDs through the mail is anything like ordering CDs in the 90's from BMG. You get 10-for-1 and then they nail you with the shipping & handling and the pricey monthly album if you don't quit immediately. If only Cabrera would have remembered to cancel his subscription after Grandal was caught.
Padres' Everth Cabrera and 4 other players on new Miami clinic docs m.espn.go.com/wireless/story…— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) February 20, 2013
The new players listed in documents from the Biogenesis of America clinic run by Anthony Bosch: San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, 26, the reigning National League stolen base champion; Jordan Norberto, 26, a lefty reliever with the Oakland A's; Fernando Martinez, 24, a Houston Astros outfielder; Fautino De Los Santos, 27, a reliever claimed off waivers by the Padres, and Cesar Puello, 21, a top Mets outfield prospect.
Sources said the players, like those who have been named in previous Biogenesis documents, were on a list as having received performance-enhancing drugs, although the documents are not proof that the players either received or used PEDs.
Everth Cabrera has not tested positive for PED's but he "could" be popped 50 games should there be indisputable proof he purchased them— Marty Caswell (@MartyCaswell) February 20, 2013
At this time, the Padres aren't issuing an official response to the ESPN report linking Everth Cabrera with the Miami PED clinic.— Ben Higgins (@XTRA1360Ben) February 20, 2013
"I’m processing the information as I get it," Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said Tuesday night. "We’re going to try to connect with their agents and get more information. Right now, I don’t know more than anyone else."
#Padres Bud Black on Cabrera: "We're satisfied from what we've heard ... that this will resolve itself in a positive way."— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) February 20, 2013
#Padres Everth Cabrera talked, briefly: "I’m going to cooperate with Major League Baseball and I can’t say anything."— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) February 20, 2013
Cabrera also apologized to the #Padres for this situation, in terms of the distraction it has caused.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) February 20, 2013