Norberto mum about any link to probe of Biogenesis

PHOENIX – His name came up Tuesday in connection with the expanding investigation into Miami-based Biogenesis and its boss, Tony Bosch, but A’s pitcher Jordan Norberto had nothing to say about the matter Wednesday morning.

Norberto said he didn’t want to talk about the situation one way or another and that he was focused on baseball.

Norberto joined four other names that were brought to light Thursday in connection to Bosch and Biogenesis – Padres shortstop Everth Cabrerea, Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez, Padres pitcher Fautino De Los Santos and Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello.

Bosch is alleged to have supplied performance-enhancing drugs to a number of big league players, including Alex Rodriguez and former Giant Melky Cabrera, now with the Blue Jays.

Pitcher Bartolo Colon of the A’s, who is in the midst of a 50-day suspension after a positive test for testosterone, also has been linked by published reports to Bosch and Biogenesis.

John Hickey

A longtime baseball writer three years into in his second go-round covering to the Oakland A's beat after a dozen years covering the Seattle Mariners. Covered the A's through the late 1980s and 1990s.

  • AsAsAs

    I’m a little more sympathetic to a guy like Norberto who if he was using was probably doing it to stay healthy enough to stay on the field, as he had shoulder troubles last year. Kinda the same thing as Colon. As opposed to someone like Melky Cabrera who doesn’t have any chronic injuries and it just appeared he did it to turn a mediocre career into being a guy with a batting title and a fat contract.

  • Stan

    And Nakajima built his body on Flintstones vitamins?

  • Stan

    They dont test in Japan do they? or Cuba.