Oakland A’s relief pitcher Jordan Norberto offered a terse “no comment” when asked about yesterday’s ESPN report that linked him to a Miami clinic that sold performance-enhancing drugs.
“I’m here to play baseball,” said Norberto at the A’s spring training facility in Arizona.
Norberto was among five more MLB players named in the report. He allegedly purchased $2000 worth of drugs from Tony Bosch, the founder of Biogenesis.
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.
In related news, the A’s had blood drawn for HGH yesterday as part of MLB’s drug testing program.