A’s reliever among latest with links to suspected PED clinic 

click to enlarge A's reliever Jordan Norberto was one of many MLB players named to be a client of the Biogenesis of America clinic. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • A's reliever Jordan Norberto was one of many MLB players named to be a client of the Biogenesis of America clinic.

The South Florida clinic that has rocked the baseball world this spring reportedly has five more professional baseball players as its clients.

ESPN reported Tuesday that newly acquired documents show that the Biogenesis of America clinic, which is run by Anthony Bosch, has such clients as A’s reliever Jordan Norberto, San Diego Padres and former A’s reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, Houston Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez, and New York Mets minor-league outfielder Cesar Puello.

Like the players named in previous reports, sources said Biogenesis documents show that these five also received performance-enhancing drugs. There is no proof they used or received the PEDs.

Also, two sources told ESPN that Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez did not receive PEDs, despite previously named in a report. A document obtained by ESPN showed Gonzalez received $1,000 worth of substances from the clinic but none of them were banned by baseball.

Major League Baseball is investigating the clinic after news of client base surfaced last month in a Miami New Times report. More than two dozen players have been identified in the clinic’s documents as being clients of Bosch.

ESPN reported all of the latest clients in the report are either current former clients of ACES, a sports agency owned by Seth and Sam Levinson. The report said 10 ACES clients have ties to the Bosch clinic. The Levinsons have denied knowledge of the clinic’s work.

ESPN also reported the latest paperwork offers more references to previously mentioned players, such as Melky Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz and Ryan Braun.

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