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.
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"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."