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Jesus Montero linked to Biogenesis

Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 AM EDT

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The New York Daily News reports that Mariners catcher Jesus Montero‘s name appears in the Biogenesis records.  Add him to Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Danny Valencia, Francisco Cervelli, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal.

The report said he was “named in records.” It does not say if there is any indicia of PED use on his part in the records.  It does note that, like Melky Cabrera and others, Montero is a client of the Levinson Brothers sports agency. The Levinsons, as an agency, have been linked to Biogenesis as well.

  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    See Tom Verducci on SI.com. A common link to many of the players named is the University of Miami which is across the street from the clinic. The stadium for the University is named after Arod. Several of the names on the client list played baseball for the University of Miami. Do not know if any football players were clients. There is no indication that most of the players actually named received peds. It is quite possible that they visited the clinic for non PED reasons.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      I agree that guilt by association is a dangerous thing – but on the other hand, I think innocence by “possibilities” is a little silly.

      If I am any of those players named, and I had a legitimate reason for being there, I would scream from the rooftops why I picked Bosch, I would scramble to get records of dates and reasons for visits, I wold do every and anythign to show I was clean. I realize some guyys may be doing just that. But if we are sitting here 2 months from now, and some of these guys still have nothing beyond “This is all an innocent misunderstanding”, then I am going to be suspicious of that player.

      One could argue that if you are innocent, it is unfair to have to prove your innocence. And that is probably true. But Bosch has been arrested, so these players need to get their story out – if in fact they are innocent

    • Old Gator - Feb 6, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      And anyway, of course Montero is “linked” to biogenesis. That’s how all of us who aren’t totally synthetic got here in the first place. Only those bloggers who are in fact randomly formed artificial intelligences, nucleated around a core of baseball data in the matrix, and thereby completely inorganic, would not be “linked” to biogenesis.

      Get real, AI’s.

  2. chill1184 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM

    So should get a pool going on whos the next player to be named?

    • jwbiii - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:59 AM

      We need a Miami alumnus, who was a teammate of Braun’s there and is an All-Star. . . Chris Perez.

      • Old Gator - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:13 AM

        University of Macondo football players would never go near a clinic with a name like “Biogenesis.” Five syllables? Fat chance.

  3. thegreatstoneface - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    …wouldn’t it be weird, if *some* folks actually were using biogenesis as a consultant. you know, making sure of what they were taking, making sure it was legal.

    i mean, we’ve had guys suspended for taking something OTC that triggered a positive result. you’d think you might want to…try…to make sure what you’re taking is okay.

    • nolasoxfan2012 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      If, as you suggest, some players wanted to find out if they were taking something legal or not, all they had to do was call MLB. They maintain a complete list of things you can and cannot take. There’s no reason to seek out a non-certified doctor at a shady “anti-aging” clinic for this reason.

      • Francisco (FC) - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:50 AM

        Even that doesn’t help. See: J.C. Romero.

  4. bubbalynch - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    And…The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking like the only legitament team out there! THINK BLUE

    • nogoodtomedead - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      They’re still going to be a tremendously over-paid team of soulless mercenary players who end up a spectacular failure- abet one that is broadcast to millions of television viewers.

      • nogoodtomedead - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:16 AM

        Aside from Kershaw. Great pitcher- great guy.

      • rpb1234 - Feb 6, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        Best thing about the team is Vin Scully

    • 2077james - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:18 AM

      I hear they’re also a legitimate team.

  5. phillyphreak - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    So I’m just checking here. You have to be a really good player for people to care that you are linked to (or are alleged to take, or take) PEDs right? Where’s the Montero outrage?

    • Jason @ IIATMS - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      This is a GIANT “you’re doing it wrong” joke waiting to happen!

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      People first have to check Baseball Refernce to figure out who he is :)

      In all seriousness though, that is the way it always goes, people follow the winners. Did anybody micro-disect the in’s and out’s of David Bell coming to the Phillies in 2003? But Michael Young comes here in 2013 – and whoa!! No shortage of opinions at all!

  6. uyf1950 - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    If this were Salem, MA. I would swear all these rumors and innuendos were a WITCH HUNT.

  7. yankeesgameday - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I just don’t care.

  8. denny65 - Feb 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    So apparently Mariners’ GM Jack Z has “no comment” when asked how the John Jaso trade is working out.

  9. misterchainbluelightning - Feb 6, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    So the M’s knew about Pineda and the Yanks knew about Montero

  10. Darkoestrada - Feb 6, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    What are the chances those hall of fame voters who wouldn’t vote for Piazza, because they thought they could tell he took steroids, would have also been able to point out danny valencia and francisco cervelli as users?

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