Jesus Montero To Accept 50-Game Suspension For PED Use

(1090 The Fan) — Despite denying using performance-enhancing drugs in February, Mariners catcher and designated hitter  Jesus Montero will not appeal a 50-game suspension being handed down by Major League Baseball for steroid use, according to multiple reports.

The Associated Press reports the majority of the players who have been associated with Biogenesis – a “clinic” run by Anthony Bosch that provided performance enhancing drugs – have agreed to accept their suspension.

The 23-year-old Venezuela native — who is currently playing at Triple-A Tacoma — was linked to the Biogenisis scandal earlier this year along with Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Everth Cabrera and a few others — including the now-suspended Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.

Rodriguez has not agreed to accept a suspension. Rodriguez, who has been sidelined all season with an injury, also faces a year-long suspension in 2014 for allegedly lying on multiple occasions and interfering with the MLB’s investigation.

Several of the players linked to the Biogenesis scandal have also been clients of the ACES agency.

Multiple reports suggest the official announcement of the suspensions will come down at noon PST.

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