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Jhonny Peralta’s name discovered in the Biogenesis records

Feb 6, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT

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Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated reports:

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.

The list of players discovered in the Biogenesis records has now reached 12. Peralta’s name is not listed in direct connection with any specific performance-enhancing drug purchase, but he’s now part of Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Florida clinic.

Peralta issued a statement on Wednesday evening through his lawyer, denying any sort of PED use: “I have never used performance enhancing drugs. Period. Anybody who says otherwise is lying.”

Peralta is an ACES client, along with four other players that have been linked to Bosch and Biogenesis.

  1. kiwicricket - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    5 bucks says ‘Old Gator’ is linked to the biogenesis clinic before the start of the season.

    • Old Gator - Feb 7, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      I had a flat tire on US1 right in front of the clinic. I was just using them as consultants for where to position the jack.

  2. historiophiliac - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    Oh, fhudge. 😦

    • thebadguyswon - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:13 PM

      Well played.

  3. yankeesgameday - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Can we just jump to “every professional athlete in every sport” is on the list, or one like it somewhere else and be done with it. Who cares about releasing one name at a time like anyone really cares anymore.

  4. frank433 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    Maybe he just ordered some hydroxycut to lose weight?

  5. thebadguyswon - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    That no good, slimy bastard. I’m going to find a dog to kick.

  6. DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    These posts write themselves of late :

    ” is reporting that__________ was listed in the records of biogenesis. __________ released a statement “I have never used PED’s. Anyone who says I did is lying”

    We then get 4 posts from Craig hyperventalating

  7. thehighcountrybear - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    that would explain the .239 batting average…?

  8. Minoring In Baseball - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    This is another ‘nothing’ story. It proves nothing, and until there are actual facts brought to light that can link players specifically to PED’s, then there should be no story. This is just more off-season BS that brings the sport down.

  9. hushbrother - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:49 PM

    So that’s how Jhonny Peralta got in the BSHOL.

    • cosanostra71 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:51 PM

      damn. just missed it.

  10. cosanostra71 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    No wonder he’s in the Best Shape of His Life.

  11. joerymi - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    2011: Career best in Avg, OBP, Slug. Number 2 career numbers in OPS and OPS+. And his only career All-Star selection.

    Just sayin.

    • joerymi - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      Correction: His 2011 OBP and SLG were 2nd career best.

    • frank433 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      Every single player that plays will have a “career year” one season.

      • joerymi - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:03 PM

        Look at you being all smart.

        The point is that his age 29 season far exceeded all of his numbers with exception of his age 23 season. Could be coincidence, could be…well…not.

        Again, just sayin.

      • raysfan1 - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:20 PM

        Of course, a player’s peak seasons are generally expected to be between the ages of 26-30. Him having his best season at age 29 would thus be zero surprise at all.

      • dawgpoundmember - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:28 PM

        So just from your post, a guy that played in the majors at age 23 until at least age 30, can not have his best year at age 29.

        Just like raysfan1 said, peak years are expected close to 29, not at 36 like other players.

        And remember, he made an all-star team, when they are selecting almost 35 people a league.

  12. pellypell - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Something tells me this fella just started writing names down in his little book to screw with us all.

  13. 13arod - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    if there is more i hope not if there is i think that some are telling the truth that they didn’t use ped’s not almodt everybody in the league is going to take ped’s

  14. mscxvd - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    Well Poop!

    • historiophiliac - Feb 6, 2013 at 10:57 PM


  15. cspuck7 - Feb 6, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Historiophiliac…yhou are khilling me rhight now!

    • historiophiliac - Feb 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM

      Thanks, phuck7!

  16. Old Gator - Feb 7, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    They’ve got everybody’s picture, Peorgie!

  17. edelmanfanclub - Feb 7, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    Who is Peralta’s lawyer? Rafael Palmeiro? That statements sounds like it is.

  18. coryfor3 - Feb 7, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    He was just using them for consulting. And Craig doesn’t care anyway. Cheat away!

  19. xjokerz - Feb 7, 2013 at 6:15 AM

    Lol … Peralta ? Go ahead and suspend him I wanted the tigers to trade for a shortstop anyway. He’s horrible on defense and has a wet noodle for a bat

  20. gosuhgo - Feb 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I have a wheel I spin when ever I’m spelling Peralta’s name that randomly places an “h” somewhere in his first name.

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