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USA Today, SBnation.com, and other media outlets today (Aug. 6) are pointing to an interview that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, banned for 50 games for using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), had with a Nicaraguan journalist, as a reason for Major League Baseball (MLB) to intensify pursuit of a sports agency, ACES.

In a tear-filled news conference Monday, Cabrera provided potentially damaging testimony against ACES, according to USA Today.

Cabrera, a Nicaraguan, told a journalist from his home country that Juan Carlos Nunez "was the one who got it [PEDs] into my head. Juan Nunez represented me when I came to this country." Nunez provided him with the drugs, said Cabrera.

The owners of ACES, Sam and Seth Levinson, say Nunez was a rogue employee -- essentially a consultant -- who provided performance-enhancing drugs from the now-shuttered Florida-based Biogenesis clinic.

Nunez is currently being sued by Major League Baseball for his role in Biogenesis.

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