Puello responds to performance-enhancing drug report

By wbng sports

June 6, 2013 Updated Jun 6, 2013 at 12:22 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Mets outfielder Cesar Puello was named as one of 20 players facing possible suspensions from Major League Baseball, according to an ESPN Outside the Lines report released Tuesday night.

Puello faces a possible suspension because of his alleged connection to a Miami-based clinic that has been at the center of a performance-enhancing drug scandal.

The B-Met outfielder found out about his name resurfacing in the report after the game Tuesday. On Wednesday Puello and manager Pedro Lopez addressed the report.

"I have to be positive with the face high no matter what," said Puello. "And do what I have to do which is play baseball."

"I just hope that whatever happens doesn't have to do with Puello," said Lopez. "I never asked him any questions about what happened at spring training so it would be unfair for me to comment on."

Lopez is referring to Puello's name surfacing as part of the original reports on the same Miami-based clinic that has been linked to supplying players with performance-enhancing drugs.

According to the ESPN report, Puello and the 19 other players could be facing suspensions of 100 games.

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