Tigers’ Peralta says he’s never used PEDs

Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta says he has never used

performance-enhancing drugs after his name was reportedly found in

the records of the man who ran a Florida clinic being investigated

by Major League Baseball.

SI.com, citing unidentified sources, reports Peralta was listed

in the records of Anthony Bosch, who operated the now-closed

anti-aging clinic. Peralta says through attorney Barry Boss that

he’s never used PEDs – ”and anyone who says otherwise is

lying.”

According to the SI.com report, Peralta was not directly tied to

PEDs in the records.

The Tigers declined comment on the story, citing baseball’s

ongoing investigation.

The 30-year-old Peralta hit .239 with 13 home runs for the

Tigers in 2012, when they won their second straight division title

and went to the World Series.