Baseball Notes: Tigers shortstop's name reported found in clinic's records

Posted: February 07, 2013

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta said he has never used performance-enhancing drugs after his name was reportedly found in the records of the man who ran a Florida clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball.

SI.com, citing unidentified sources, reported Peralta was listed in the records of Anthony Bosch, who operated the now-closed antiaging clinic.

According to SI.com, Peralta was not directly tied to PEDs in the records.

The 30-year-old Peralta brings to 12 the number of baseball players connected to Bosch's notes.

In its original story, the Miami New Times newspaper listed the names of seven players, all of whom were referenced to specific substances or schedules. Editor Chuck Strouse wrote in a story Wednesday that the publication withheld or redacted the names of others out of "an abundance of caution."

Since then, the names of Milwaukee outfielder Ryan Braun, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli, Baltimore infielder Danny Valencia, Seattle catcher Jesus Montero, and Peralta have been reported - with the possibility that names of more baseball players could surface.

- Inquirer wire services

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