MLB also suspended San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera and pitcher Fautino De Los Santos, Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Houston Astros pitcher Sergio Escalona, Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta, New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli and outfielder Fernando Martinez, and free agent pitcher Jordan Norberto.
All suspensions are effective immediately except in Norberto's case. His suspension will begin as soon as he signs with a Major League team. All 12 of those players agreed to the 50-game suspensions in exchange for not filing an appeal.
Former Braves and current Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A's pitcher Bartolo Colon and San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal are not among those suspended since their previous steroid suspensions were in connection with Biogenesis.
Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez and Baltimore Orioles infielder Danny Valencia were rumored to have been included in the players to be suspended, but MLB found no evidence of any violations to the drug agreement.
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