Juan Nunez, an associate of suspended San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, has been banned from all Major League Baseball clubhouses by Commissioner Bud Selig. MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred issued a memorandum to team management and owners across the league notifying them of the action on Tuesday.
Nunez is a consultant for Cabrera’s agents at ACES Inc. and he took responsibility for fabricating the website that Cabrera tried to use as proof he had unknowingly taken a tainted substance. Cabrera was preparing to challenge a positive test for elevated testosterone levels when his ruse was discovered by Major League Baseball. He has since been suspended for 50 games.
The notice from the league office concerning Nunez read as followed:
“Please be advised that commissioner Selig has directed that all major league clubs are prohibited from granting Juan Carlos Nunez access to their clubhouses or other nonpublic areas. Nunez is affiliated with ACES Inc. sports agency. Nunez is currently under investigation for misconduct related to our recent matter under the joint drug program.
“In addition, Nunez is not certified as a player agent by the Major League Baseball Players Association. Clubs should not conduct contract negotiations with Nunez or otherwise deal with him regarding players on the 40-man roster.”
Obviously this was expected and anyone else who was associated with Cabrera or his attempt to cover up his drug test should expect similar treatment.