It's part of the Biogenesis investigation
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera is among a dozen suspensions that sports media are talking about today (Aug. 5). The players are all connected with investigation of the Biogenesis wellness clinic in Florida, which first hit the news months ago. Cabrera is considered one of the brighter lights for the Padres.
Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun has already accepted a 65-game suspension. Media are abuzz that New York Yankees star Alex (A-Rod) Rodriguez will be suspended through the end of the 2014 season.
Other players suspended for 50 days are Nelson Cruz, Rangers outfielder; Johnny Peralta, Tigers shortstop; Antonio Bastardo, Phillies reliever; Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher; Jordany Valdespin, Mets outfielder in the minors; Cesar Puello, Mets outfielder in the minors; Jesus Montero, Mariners catcher in the minors; Sergio Escalona, Astros pitcher in the minors; Fautino De Los Santos, free agent pitcher; Fernando Martinez, Yankees outfielder in the minors, and Jordan Norberto, free agent pitcher.
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