ESPN is reporting this evening that Everth Cabrera is among five new names connected to a list of players who received performance enhancing drugs from the South Florida clinic run by Anthony Bosch. Also listed in the new documents is new Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos.
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.
Why Cabrera, indeed.
The drug or drugs Cabrera is said to have purchased through Biogenesis have not yet been released, nor has any cutesy nickname been associated with his account at the clinic.
It should be noted that Everth is a former client of the sports agency ACES. Ten of the twenty five players thus far linked to Biogenesis have ties to ACES, including Melky Cabrera. Everth left the agency in October, the same week both Shane Victorino and Nyjer Morgan also left the agency.
Everth was noticeably absent at the recent Padres Awards banquet, in which he was awarded a surfboard for leading the NL in stolen bases in 2012. At this time, there have been no statements by Cabrera or the Padres regarding his absence at the banquet or tonight’s breaking news story.
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