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Mets' Cesar Puello refers Biogenesis PED issue to union

Mets' Cesar Puello bats during a spring training

Mets' Cesar Puello bats during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins in Jupiter, Fla. (March 7, 2012) (Credit: AP)

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- One day after a published report linked him to the ever-growing Biogenesis doping scandal, Mets prospect Cesar Puello referred all questions regarding the matter to the players' union.

"I've gotta go work," Puello said, ending his brief statement to reporters.

According to a report on ESPN, Puello's name appeared in documents acquired from the Miami anti-aging clinic once run by Anthony Bosch, who is at the center of the allegations.

Puello, 21, endured an injury-shortened 2012 season with Class-A Port St. Lucie, hitting .260 with four homers. He is one of several players with links to the Brooklyn-based ACES sports agency who have been connected to the scandal.

The agency, founded by Sam and Seth Levinson, boasts a client list that features at least 10 Mets. It includes David Wright, the franchise's most prominent player, who has remained steadfast in his public support of his agents.

Tags: mets , biogenesis , peds , cesar puello

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