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Jhonny Peralta’s name found in records of doctor linked to PED scandal

It’s a regular Sweet Lou Whittaker Chambers of Horrors!

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta is named in the records of Tony Bosch, the director of the Biogenesis wellness clinic in Coral Gables, Fla., that is the target of an MLB investigation into performance-enhancing drugs, according to sources familiar with the records.

Peralta brings to 12 the number of baseball players connected to Bosch’s notes, and adds to one of the two threads that have emerged in the Biogenesis case: Peralta is the fifth client of the ACES agency of Seth and Sam Levinson and with an association with Juan Nunez, a former runner for the agency, to be connected to clinic records.

Previous ACES clients named in reports are Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, Mariners catcher Jesus Montero and Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera. Nunez was banned by baseball after he was tied to Cabrera’s attempt to stage a web site selling a fake PED.

Peralta does not appear to be directly tied to PEDs in the records, as was also the case with Montero. The Levinsons referred comment to an attorney for Peralta, Barry Boss, who released this statement on behalf of Peralta: “I have never used performance enhancing drugs. Period. Anybody who says otherwise is lying.”

Repoz Posted: February 06, 2013 at 08:50 PM | 24 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:00 PM (#4364576)
I don't care play some baseball.
   2. zachtoma Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:09 PM (#4364580)
Let's just arrest every baseball player who's ever visited a doctor's office and throw them all in jail at this point.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: February 06, 2013 at 09:36 PM (#4364593)
This just in ... the notebook lists one S Blanks and several references to somebody nicknamed Sugarbear.

Also an arcane entry for "SF = Mr BR"

Anybody who doesn't care to comment is clearly part of ARod's VAST CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE (tm)
   4. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:03 PM (#4364611)
This just in: Bud Selig's DNA found on dress of assistant to son of doctor of defunct clinic thought to have had a passing acquaintance to somebody who knew some baseball players.
   5. Guapo Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:08 PM (#4364616)
I was unconvinced of Peralta's innocence until I saw that "Period." after his denial. Anyone who takes the time to spell out punctuation clearly means business. Exclamation mark.
   6. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:25 PM (#4364628)
What Peralta is saying is that he took so many female fertility drugs, he now has a period.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:45 PM (#4364643)
Is there going to be an article posted for every player found in these records? If so, why are they appearing one per day, instead of getting them all over with at once?
   8. PS is probably going to enjoy Canada Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:52 PM (#4364648)
Well, we'd better prepare the next leak. Take all the players who get suspended between now and then, and let people pay to "implicate" players of their choice. Once we've made enough profit, connect it to a random medical office somewhere with some alibis, leak the results, and let the media do the rest.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: February 06, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4364650)
If so, why are they appearing one per day, instead of getting them all over with at once?

We need a prediction contest!!
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:21 PM (#4364663)
My name not listed anywhere! No DUI's either! NOW I know why I never made it as a MLB 1B
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:32 PM (#4364670)
We need a prediction contest!!

OK, five guesses each. Mine are entirely random, reflecting the nature of prior revelations.

- Adam Lind
- Alfredo Simon
- Edwin Jackson
- Eric Hinske
- Dane Sardinha
   12. Dan Posted: February 06, 2013 at 11:56 PM (#4364677)
Jose Iglesias
Robinson Cano
Gaby Sanchez
Carlos Zambrano
Chris Perez
   13. zachtoma Posted: February 07, 2013 at 12:17 AM (#4364687)

OK, five guesses each. Mine are entirely random, reflecting the nature of prior revelations.

- Adam Lind
- Alfredo Simon
- Edwin Jackson
- Eric Hinske
- Dane Sardinha


Well I've heard enough. Summary executions for all of them! For the good of baseball!
   14. KJOK Posted: February 07, 2013 at 12:23 AM (#4364692)
My money is on that muscle god Blake Tekotte.
Well, he is the only one left I think that is a client of ACES and went to Univ of Fla.

Some other guesses:
Juaquin Benoit
Shane Victorino
Raul Ibanez
Placido Polanco
Marlon Byrd
Brandon Phillips
Heath Bell
Everth Cabrera

   15. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: February 07, 2013 at 12:48 AM (#4364707)
To be fair, his name was found written on the back cover of the notebook: "Mr. And Mr. Jhonny Peralta" written many times with lots of hearts and flowers all around it.
   16. Walt Davis Posted: February 07, 2013 at 01:59 AM (#4364728)
Trevor Plouffe
Micah Owings
Doug Flutie (he WANTS that knuckleball title)
Mike Emeigh (sad but possibly true)
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Damon Rutherford
Minka Kelly
   17. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: February 07, 2013 at 08:43 AM (#4364757)
Jose Iglesias
Robinson Cano
Gaby Sanchez
Carlos Zambrano
Chris Perez


Racist.
   18. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:07 AM (#4364791)
AJ Pieryznski
Eric Hosmer
Juan Pierre
Jeff Francoeur
Murray Chass
   19. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:14 AM (#4364802)
I can identify the users just by looking at them.

Mr. Met
Mr. Redlegs
Raymond the Rays mascot (unnatural hair growth)
William Howard Taft
Todd Coffey
   20. JJ1986 Posted: February 07, 2013 at 10:39 AM (#4364812)
Blake Tekotte
Jemile Weeks
Yonder Alonso
Jon Jay
Chris Perez
   21. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 07, 2013 at 11:21 AM (#4364846)
We need a prediction contest!!


Ben Revere
Jamey Carroll
Ruben Tejada
Jemile Weeks
Elvis Andrus

Those are the five guys with 500+ PA last year who hit the fewest home runs, so they obviously have the most incentive to cheat this year.
   22. Adward Posted: February 07, 2013 at 11:25 AM (#4364852)
Just names, eh? It's all about the names.

Former Marlins' SS Alex Gonzalez
Johnny Peralta*
Jonny Peralta*
Frankie Ratcliff
PEDroia Scandal

*In grade school one classmate tried to frame another by painting a signed stick figure next to the other's locker. This set-up proved unfruitful due to the target's well known slavish adherence to reproducing all stick figure type characters in a low set, squared likeness of Calvin. How common is the 'Jh'onny spelling? I'm having fun imagining Peralta families across Michigan receiving unexpected parcels.
   23. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 07, 2013 at 11:26 AM (#4364855)
Those are the five guys with 500+ PA last year who hit the fewest home runs, so they obviously have the most incentive to cheat this year.


I will be crushed if Jamey Carroll pulls a Barry Bonds and ruins his Hall of Fame chances by juicing late in the game.

How common is the 'Jh'onny spelling?


It's just used in Spanish-speaking countries, because "Jonny" would be pronounced "Honny".
   24. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: February 07, 2013 at 11:56 AM (#4364882)
Al Albuquerque
Tim Byrdak
Chad Durbin
Fernando Rodney
Jose Valverde

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