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Aces: The PED Vendor of Agents?


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ACES agency had had 10 clients suspended in the Biogenesis investigation.

Current Clients

Mike Adams Phillies ACES Josh Yates

Jonathan Albaladejo Marlins ACES

Chris Anderson Dodgers ACES

Burke Badenhop Reds ACES

Grant Balfour Rays ACES

Joaquin Benoit Padres ACES

Shawn Bowman Braves ACES

Milton Bradley Mariners ACES

Russell Branyan Indians ACES

Drake Britton Cubs ACES

John Buck Braves ACES

Marlon Byrd Reds ACES

Miguel Cairo Reds ACES

Carter Capps Marlins ACES

Adam Carr Nationals ACES

Carlos Carrasco Indians ACES

Santiago Casilla Giants ACES

Luis Castillo Phillies ACES

Fabio Castro Mariners ACES

Brett Cecil Blue Jays ACES

Randy Choate Cardinals ACES

Alex Cobb Rays ACES

Allen Craig Red Sox ACES

Rhiner Cruz Astros ACES

Lough David Royals ACES

Fautino De Los Santos Padres ACES

David DeJesus Rays ACES

Travis Demerritte Rangers ACES

Danny Duffy Royals ACES

A.J. Ellis Dodgers ACES

Brad Emaus Mets ACES

Nate Eovaldi Yankees ACES

Sergio Escalona Astros ACES

Jeurys Familia Mets ACES

Pedro Feliz Padres ACES

Chone Figgins Dodgers ACES

Nelson Figueroa Diamondbacks ACES

Logan Forsythe Rays ACES

Clint Frazier Indians ACES

Ross Gload Phillies ACES

Gio Gonzalez Nationals ACES

Larry Greene Phillies ACES

Jedd Gyorko Padres ACES

Aaron Harang Phillies ACES

Matt Harrison Rangers ACES

Rich Hill Yankees ACES

Raul Ibanez Royals ACES

Brandon Inge Pirates ACES

Casey Janssen Nationals ACES

John Jaso Rays ACES

Chad Jenkins Blue Jays ACES

Elliot Johnson Indians ACES

Matt Joyce Angels ACES

Joe Kelly Red Sox ACES

Josh Kinney Mariners ACES

George Kontos Giants ACES

Juan Lagares Mets ACES

Ryan Langerhans Blue Jays ACES

Brandon League Dodgers ACES

Jon Lester Cubs ACES Josh Yates

Josh Lindblom Pirates ACES

Jon Link Dodgers ACES

Jeff Locke Pirates ACES

David Lough Orioles ACES

Julio Lugo Indians ACES

Matt Maloney Twins ACES

Jason Marquis Reds ACES

Damaso Marte Yankees ACES

Fernando Martinez Yankees ACES

Vin Mazzaro Marlins ACES

Dustin McGowan Blue Jays ACES

Daniel McGrath Red Sox ACES

Melky Mesa Blue Jays ACES

Jose Molina Rays ACES

Jesus Montero Mariners ACES

Mike Morse Marlins ACES

Jason Motte Cubs ACES

Daniel Murphy Mets ACES

Matt Murton ACES

Hector Noesi White Sox ACES

Gustavo Nunez Pirates ACES

Ricky Orta Rays ACES

Dan Otero Athletics ACES

Adam Ottavino Rockies ACES

Chris Owings Diamondbacks ACES

Jonathan Papelbon Phillies ACES

Bobby Parnell Mets ACES

Brad Peacock Astros ACES

Dustin Pedroia Red Sox ACES

Brandon Phillips Reds ACES

Placido Polanco Marlins ACES

Jorge Posada Yankees ACES

Cesar Puello Mets ACES

Josh Reddick Athletics ACES

Nolan Reimold Orioles ACES

Amaury Rivas Marlins ACES

Clint Robinson Nationals ACES

Armando Rodriguez Rangers ACES

Scott Rolen Reds ACES

Tony Sanchez Pirates ACES

Scott Sizemore Marlins ACES

Tyler Thornburg Brewers ACES

Andres Torres Red Sox ACES

Esmerling Vasquez Twins ACES

Javier Vazquez Marlins ACES

Randy Wells Rangers ACES

Ty Wigginton Marlins ACES

Justin Wilson Yankees ACES

David Wright Mets ACES

Mike Wright Orioles ACES

Only David Lough, Nolan Reimold, and Mike Wright are Orioles affiliated.

Everth Cabrera was an ACE client when he was suspended.


Brooklyn-based ACE, one of Major League Baseball's most influential agencies, hired Nunez as an independent contractor in 2006 to identify and recruit potential professional players, Altonaga said, particularly those from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. Nunez received a finder's fee when the players signed with ACES. Nunez also took care of the players off-field needs, helping them with travel arrangements, housing and cars, the judge said.


Nunez's guilty plea raises new questions about the role agents have played in MLB's doping scandals.

... Nunez was involved in a bizarre plot to help former Yankee Melky Cabrera beat a 50-game doping suspension by creating a fictitious website for a topical cream Cabrera claimed inadvertently caused a spike in his testosterone level.

Nunez, who acknowledged that he paid $10,000 for the phony website, apparently had hoped that Cabrera would avoid discipline because MLB's drug program makes exceptions for players who can prove they accidentally ingested a banned substance. The harebrained scheme fell apart quickly after MLB investigators learned the product did not actually exist.


Nunez, recognized by the Players Association as a limited agent who could conduct certain types of negotiations on behalf of players, was quickly banned by MLB from team facilities and barred from dealing with its 30 clubs.

Everth Cabrera mentioned outright in a tearful news conference on Monday:

"[Nunez] was the one who got it (PEDs) into my head," Cabrera said...

"When you come to this country, you come with a little bit of naivete. Juan Nunez represented me when I came to this country. I came and I had confidence in him, in a person who was trying to help me at that time."


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