It was fully expected he would have no comment — and he didn't.

Addressing one of the largest media crowds ever around his locker, all because of SI.com's story last week that involved him in the mire of baseball's performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) situation, Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta said Wednesday, "I've talked to my lawyer. I don't have comment on that, nothing to say about it.

"We can talk about the year coming up."

With that, Peralta dealt with the questions he knew were coming after a report said his name was found in the records of Anthony Bosch, director of the Biogenesis clinic that is being investigated for PEDs by Major League Baseball.

At no point was Peralta's name linked directly to PEDs, only that his name was found in Bosch's records.

But Peralta quickly dealt with that allegation last week in a statement by saying, "I have never used performance-enhancing drugs. Period. Anyone who says otherwise is lying."

On a subject he did talk about Wednesday, Peralta said that in his pursuit of increased agility and improved range at short, his weight is down to 215, three pounds lower than it was during the Tigers' caravan last month, 12 pounds lower than it was when he reported to spring training last year, and 21 pounds lower than his highest weight of 236 last season.



From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130213/SPORTS0104/302130424#ixzz2KtJ0eXVm