Everth Cabrera ‘Surprised’ By PED Report
(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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