Posted February 20, 2013

Report: Documents link five more MLB players to clinic

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Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, who the NL in stolen bases in 2012, was named in documents from Biogenesis clinic. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, who led the NL in stolen bases in 2012, was named in documents from a Biogenesis clinic. (Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Five more Major League Baseball players have been linked to a South Florida clinic that reportedly is under investigation for distributing performance-enhancing drugs, reports ESPN.com.

At least 25 players have been identified in the Biogenesis documents, including New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.

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.

Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez was identified as being named in Biogenesis documents but did not receive banned substances from clinic owner Anthony Bosch or the clinic, according to the report.

Puello, De Los Santos and Martinez are clients of ACES, a sports agency co-owned by Seth Levinson.

“Other than those players who have previously tested positive, we have seen no evidence to conclude that any of the players mentioned recently in the media were involved with performance enhancing drugs,” Levinson said in a statement.


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