MLB Biogenesis PED Scandal: Everth Cabrera, Jordan Norberto, Fernando Martinez

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Five more players have been reportedly linked to the Biogenesis clinic.

Five new names have been linked to the Biogenesis clinic, reports Mike Fish and T.J. Quinn of ESPN. The names included are Everth Cabrera, Jordan Norberto, Fernando Martinez, Fautino De Los Santos, and Cesar Puello.

All five players "were on a list as having received performance-enhancing drugs," according to the report. While this doesn't necessarily mean they did use PEDs, it's probably not a good list to be on.

Cabrera was the stolen base champion of the National League last year as shortstop for the San Diego Padres. He is not the type of player normally suspected of using PEDs, as he is smaller and more based on speed and instincts.

Norberto, 26, has pitched in parts of the last three seasons for the Oakland Athletics. He has had mixed success, but settled in last year as a reliever with an ERA of 2.77 before missing much of the season to injury.

Fernando Martinez was once considered an elite prospect in the Mets' system, but was never able to stay on the field as he dealt with various health issues. The Mets let him go to Houston for nothing in return, but he appeared to be carving out a decent role for them as a bench bat.

De Los Santos was dealt to the Brewers in exchange for catcher George Kottaras during last season, and he was once considered a top prospect as a starting pitcher or reliever.

Cesar Puello is an outfield prospect in the Mets' farm system. He has never made too big of a splash, but has always been regarded for his tools. It should be interesting to see if this changes his status as a prospect in any way.

This list of names is interesting, as it shows that some minor league players are trying to use the clinic as a way to gain an edge. Minor League Baseball's response to this news should be fascinating in the case of Puello.


Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.

Join MLB Daily Dish

You must be a member of MLB Daily Dish to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MLB Daily Dish. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.