The San Diego Padres are facing steroid allegations involving two of their players.
Shortstop Everth Cabrera and reliever Fautino De Los Santos have been linked to illegal performance-enhancing drugs, MLB.com reported Tuesday.
Cabrera and De Los Santos were among the five players named said to be affiliated with the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. The clinic, which is now closed, supposedly was providing performance-enhancing substances to many players, including Alex Rodriguez.
“We support MLB’s policy and any sort of investigation … we support their effort on this issue,” Padres general manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com.
Cabrera led the National League with 44 steals last season, and is expected to be the Padres’ starting shortstop.