Astros’ Martinez, others tied to Florida PED clinic

Astros’ Martinez, others tied to Florida PED clinic

HOUSTON,TX - SEPTEMBER 11: Fernando Martinez #21 of the Houston Astros doubles to center against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Minute Maid Park on September 11, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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The Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 12:03 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 5:37 PM

NEW YORK -- ESPN is reporting that Houston Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez is among five players whose names are listed in the records of a Florida clinic at the center of a Major League Baseball investigation into illegal drugs.

The report Tuesday says Martinez, who led the NL in stolen bases last season, is listed along with Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Oakland reliever Jordan Norberto, San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera and New York Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello.

The Biogenesis of America clinic run by Anthony Bosch in Coral Gables is now closed. The facility allegedly provided performance-enhancing substances to several players, including Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz. The players have said they didn't get illegal drugs from the clinic.

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