Mariners catcher Jesus Montero met with the media for the first time today and was asked about last week’s story that reported his name was on documents belonging to the now-defunct Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, Fla. The clinic has been linked to several big-name big leaguers, including Alex Rodriguez, and was said to be a supply depot for performance enhancing drugs.
Montero’s name was said to have appeared in clinic documents. But there was no direct link mentioned between Montero and PEDs.
You know that I was down here and asked Montero about this six days ago, but this was the first time for the rest of the Seattle media to ask Montero about it and he obliged.
He was asked what the past week has been like for him.
“It’s been fine for me,” he said. “I don’t really know what’s going on. I didn’t have anything to do with those people. I know my agent’s been handling everything. I don’t know anything about it. I just talked to my family, I told them ‘It’s nothing, don’t worry about.’
“We’re happy. I’m just doing my job over here trying to be ready for spring training and be ready for the season. What can I say? It surprised me too.”
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I asked Montero about his brother, also named Jesus and a catcher in the Cardinals organization. Is it possible it was his brother’s name seen on documents and not his?
“No, we don’t have anything to do with that clinic,” he said.More