September 23, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (2) advances to third base on a wild pitch by the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at AT

5 More MLB Players Linked to PED Clinic, According to Report

In the aftermath of the Miami New Times report of Tony Bosch and Biogensis, his supposed “anti-aging” clinic that was actually a PED supplier to prominent athletes, more MLB players have been linked to his clinic.

ESPN came out with a piece yesterday claiming Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, A’s reliever Jordan Norberto, 26, Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez, Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos and Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello were all on Bosch’s list of players who received PEDs.

Cabrera had a breakout season in 2012, leading the National League with 44 stolen bases after never stealing more than 25 bases in a season in his career.

Norberto went 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA in 39 games with the A’s last season before suffering from shoulder tendinitis in August, which shut him down for the rest of the season. He had undoubtedly his best season after appearing in only six games in 2011, and in 2010, recorded a 5.85 ERA in 33 games with the Diamondbacks.

Martinez, statistically, had his best season of his career in 2012 (seeing a trend here?). He played in 41 games for the Astros, smacked six home runs and hit .237. In 47 games from 2009-2011 with the Mets, he only hit two homers and failed to reach the Mendoza line in two of those seasons.

De Los Santos, who is now with the Padres, pitched in six games with the A’s last season and allowed two runs. In 11 minor league games at Triple A Nashville, he was 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA?

Puello is one of the top outfield prospects in the Mets system, and in fact, is on their 40-man roster as of now. He missed much of last season with a broken bone in his hand. He hit .260 with four home runs in Single A St. Lucie last season.



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  • Chris Furry

    There are a few things that should no longer merit fines in professional sports. PED’s (read: cheating), DUI’s (seriously? You make millions of dollars, and the league provides a car service and you drive anyway?), and domestic violence/assault/sexual assault. All of these things should result in the player being let go from the league, and a forfeiture of pay and allowances. I guarantee if you institute a punishment that severe, the benefits will no longer outweigh the consequences and instances of these types of appalling activities will stop. In the military (as well as most real-world jobs) if you fail a drug test, you lose your job. If you get a DUI, you lose your job. If you commit a violent crime, you lose your job. IN ADDITION TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. These 25 year-old multi-millionaires have no respect for the opportunity they’ve been given in life, because there are only minor consequences for major offenses.