ESPN reports that five new players have been linked to the Biogenesis clinic in South Florida. Outside the Lines has said that they’ve obtained documents relating more players to the case. Among them is Padres starting shortstop and the NL leader in stolen bases last season, Everth Cabrera.
Cabrera is listed along with newly acquired pitcher Fautino de los Santos, the A’s’ Jordan Norberto, the Astros’ Fernando Martinez, and the Mets’ Cesar Puello. The documents received are merely a list of names but no actual proof has been conjured up on the two new Padres on the list.
On another note, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, who’s been reported as on the list, did not receive performance enhancing drugs according to sources close to Bosch. The sources say that Gonzalez is the only named player who has been cleared, at least by these sources.
Another turn in the investigation leads to ACES, a sports agency owned by Sam and Seth Levinson. Puello, de los Santos, and Martinez are all current clients of ACES. Cabrera and Norberto were former clients of the agency.
Cabrera’s agent has denied a comment, along with the Levinsons.
One thing that seems to be linking these five new players is the fact that they’re young prospects or just starting out in the big leagues.
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