Tuesday, January 29, 2013

More On Melky Cabrera, The Latest Cheater On Whose Shoulders San Francisco Sat

Despite the fact that Miami is about 3000 miles away from San Francisco, it wasn't enough distance to stop San Francisco Giant Melky Cabrera from using a Florida firm's services to load up on illegal drugs in 2012:

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has hired an attorney and is denying involvement after his name -- along with other baseball players like Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz and Gio Gonzalez -- appeared on lists obtained by the Miami New Times from an anti-aging clinic in Miami that allegedly dispensed performance-enhancing drugs.

The names were on records Miami New Times said were given to it by an employee who worked at Biogenesis of America before it closed last month. Miami New Times reported that the records show the firm sold performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, testosterone and anabolic steroids. [...]

Miami New Times reported that Cabrera, who signed a $16 million free-agent contract with the Toronto Blue Jays during the offseason, is mentioned 14 times in the report. He was suspended in August 2012 for violating baseball's performance-enhancing drugs policy while a member of the San Francisco Giants. The paper cited entries in April 2012 indicating Cabrera "has enough meds until May 4" and indicating what the paper terms a "cocktail of drugs including IGF-1."

But don't fret, baseball fans! Although he was suspended after being caught midway though last year's season, Cabrera received a full playoff share from the Giants. In fact, the Giants were quite thrilled to award Cabrera over $377K for his help.