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Daily Friar 2.20.13 

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Well here we go again. Just when things were starting to settle out and we were coming to terms with Yasmani Grandal, two more Padres have appeared on a list from the same clinic. This time Everth Cabrera and Fautino De Los Santos are named in documents from the clinic that the MLB is investigating. Now this isn’t to say that Cabrera or De Los Santos necessarily used anything illegal. All that it means is that they may have been in contact with the clinic for a substance of some sort. I know that sounds bad, but there is one player (the name is escaping me right now) that was linked to the clinic, but he was only using something that isn’t banned by MLB. So maybe that is the case with our guys as well (minus Grandal). Cabrera has apologized this morning for the distraction this is causing and has said that he is cooperating with MLB and can’t comment any further because of that. Also Bud Black has said that he thinks that this will end positively, so there is all that to take as well. That bit of information is coming from Corey Brock via Twitter. All this information can be found in the first article below:
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Documents link 5 players to clinic – ESPN

“Sources said the players, like those who have been named in previous Biogenesis documents, were on a list as having received performance-enhancing drugs, although the documents are not proof that the players either received or used PEDs.”

Padres are gearing up for annual prospect mini camp –

“It’s a great program … the individualized instruction, getting guys ready for their first pro season, guys who are jumping a level,” Smith said. “It’s a nice head start that, hopefully, carries into the season. In the past, it has.”

A look at the Padres – CBS Sports

“After a breakout 2012 season, many expected Chase Headley to be shipped out of town by the Padres. Headley wasn’t moved, but can he carry the Pads into contention?”

River Stevens undergoes labrum surgery – NBC Sports

“Padres prospect infielder River Stevens will miss the entire 2013 season following surgery to repair the labrum in his right shoulder.”

San Diego Padres: 3 Up and 3 Down –

“What Padre fans are hoping to see the rotation look like sooner rather than later are names such as Andrew Cashner, Casey Kelly, Anthony Bass, Cory Luebke, and other young up and comers filling the box scores.”



About the author: Matt Rennick

Born and raised in San Diego and a Padres fan since day one. On that fateful night of September 6, 1989 when I came into this world, the game was on in the delivery room and the Padres beat the Astros and I have been forever engrained with Padre blood. I have followed sports my whole life and have written the Daily Friar for over a year and enjoy bringing all of you the news each morning.