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San Diego Padres’ Everth Cabrera Linked to Biogenesis

February 20th, 2013 at 6:47 PM
By Wayne Staich

'Everth Cabrera' photo (c) 2009, SD Dirk - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Documents obtained by ESPN's "Outside the Lines" link two San Diego Padres to Biogenesis, the Florida-based anti-aging clinic currently under investigation by MLB. Shortstop Everth Cabrera and pitcher Fautino De Los Santos were named in the documents as having received performance-enhancing drugs. The documents alone are not proof that the players are guilty of PED use. 

One document lists Cabrera and a figure of $1500 from March of 2012, and De Los Santos with a figure of $700, also from last March. 

"I was a little bit surprised," Cabrera commented. "I'm going to cooperate with Major League Baseball, and I can't say anything."

Manager Bud Black was satisfied, after a conversation with Cabrera, that "…things will be ok." Cabrera, who hit .246 in 2012 and led the NL with 44 stolen bases, didn't sound worried.

"I'm very confident none of this will affect me. I'm a professional. I'm confident," Cabrera said. "I'm sorry about the situation for the San Diego Padres organization."

In January, Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal was linked to Biogenesis. He was suspended in November of 2012 for 50 games for testosterone use.

Tags: Baseball, Biogenesis, ESPN, Everth Cabrera, MLB, Outside the Lines, San Diego, San Diego Padres, Yasmani Grandal

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