Padres Players Named in MLB Investigation: Report

Bio-genesis of America is under investigation according to the ESPN report

By Gene Cubbison and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013  |  Updated 11:05 AM PDT
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Padres Players Named in MLB Investigation: Report

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Major League Baseball may suspend as many as 20 professional baseball players for drug use and two members of the San Diego Padres are reportedly among them

ESPN and the U.S. Attorney's office in New York and MLB are investigating a Miami anti-aging clinic called Bio-genesis of America.

Among the 20-some names on the list of players involved in the investigation according to ESPN are Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal and shortstop Everth Cabrera.

Grandal just returned from a 50-game suspension imposed for having tested positive for excessive levels of testosterone.

ESPN has linked him and two other suspended players, Melky Cabrera and Bartolo Colon, to Biogenesis and its owner, Tony Bosch.

Bosch is reported to be under pressure from prosecutors to provide information about his clients and it appears his attorneys are hoping that his cooperation with the feds and MLB will lessen his consequences in the criminal justice system.

MLB imposes 100-game suspensions for players after a second positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.

On his return to the Padres, reporters tried to get Grandal to address the issues surrounding his suspension.

He did, in a roundabout way.

“You wanna stay healthy throughout the whole year. Injuries,” he said. “I don't want to say injuries have been a part of my career. Just so happens last two years I've got injuries a lot. So yeah, stay healthy."

Padres fans reserved judgment Wednesday but expressed frustration about an MLB drug culture won't seem to disappear.

NBC 7 San Diego has left messages with the Padres' media representatives. So far, no respone.

According to ESPN, other big names in the investigation that have come out include Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez.

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