— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 5, 2013
Up until right now, there had been no other indication that Jordany Valdespin was mentioned on the Biogenesis list.
Valdespin was hitting a paltry .188/.250/.316 before his demotion to AAA Las Vegas last month. In 16 games at AAA he is hitting a gaudy .466/.537/.759 in 67 plate appearances.
He recently was reinstated after a three-game suspension for inciting a bench-clearing brawl after showing up a pitcher after hitting a home run. 51’s manager Wally Backman was suspended two games for his role in the incident.
Rosenthal also reported that Binghamton outfielder Cesar Puello has also accepted a 50-game suspension, although Puello’s name has long been connected with Biogenesis. Puello was hitting .328/.405/.550 at the AA level this year, with 16 home runs and 25 stolen bases.
Keep checking back for more details as they become available.
This piece was updated once at 1:01 p.m.