It used to be certains bars or in the little black books of women who ran escort services – now the last place a baseball player wants his name associated with is the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center.
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that Jose Guillen spent more than $19,000 there between 2003 and 2005 – years before he spent 2007 in a Seattle Mariners uniform. And that he spent it on steroids, human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs.
Guillen has never acknowledged using any of that, and last season was outspoken in his criticism of players caught using such drugs.
"They cheat themselves, they cheat the game," he said.
But now, the Chronicle said, it has the dates, mailing receipts, home addresses and social security numbers of Guillen and at least two other players – including former Giants third baseman Matt Williams – who ordered drugs from Palm Beach.
The report, if true, all but guarantees that Guillen, a free agent, will not return to the Mariners.