The Detroit Tigers are declining comment on a report by SI.com that the records of a doctor linked to a performance enhancing drug (PED) scandal contained the name of Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
SI.com reporting Peralta's name appears in the records of Tony Bosch, the director of the Biogenesis wellness clinic in Coral Gables, Fl., that is the target of an investigation by Major League Baseball into PED's.
The Tigers have released the following statement: "The Detroit Tigers fully support Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
We are aware of this report, however since this matter is currently part of an investigation by Major League Baseball, the Club is not at liberty to comment."
Peralta brings to 12 the number of baseball players connected to Bosch's notes, and adds to one of the two threads that have emerged in the Biogenesis case: Peralta is the fifth client of the ACES agency of Seth and Sam Levinson and with an association with Juan Nunez, a former runner for the agency, to be connected to clinic records.
Peralta does not appear to be directly tied to PEDs in the records. The Levinsons referred comment to an attorney for Peralta, Barry Boss, who released this statement on behalf of Peralta: "I have never used performance enhancing drugs. Period. Anybody who says otherwise is lying."
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