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Everth Cabrera ‘Surprised’ By PED Report

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0  Updated at 7:30 am, February 21st, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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Rich Pilling/Getty Images(PEORIA, Ariz.) — San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera declined to comment on Wednesday about his name being linked to performance-enhancing drugs. 

ESPN reported on Tuesday that Cabrera’s name is associated with the Biogenesis of America, the closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla.  Cabrera did not say whether he received, taken, or purchased performance-enhancing drugs.

“I’m going to fully cooperate with Major League Baseball,” Cabrera said about his name being on the Biogenesis of America list, “but I can’t say anything about that right now.”

Cabrera spoke with Padres general manager Josh Byrnes and manager Bud Black on Wednesday about the situation.

“It’s something that, for a moment, might be a distraction,” Black said. “There is some disappointment that some of our guys are mentioned in the press, but I think, in the long run, everything will work itself out.”

“We’re satisfied by what we heard,” Black continued. “We believe this will resolve itself in a positive way.”

Cabrera played in 115 games in 2012 and batted .246.  He led the NL in stolen bases with 44.

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