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David Wright is the most prominent client of the ACES agency. / Don McPeak, USA TODAY Sports

David Wright has had an impeccable reputation in nine years as a major league player and cemented his status as the face of the New York Mets by signing an eight-year, $138 million contract extension.

But the agency that negotiated Wright's deal continues to be under scrutiny as more of its clients are linked to a Miami clinic believed to have distributed performance-enhancing drugs.

Wright said Wednesday morning he plans to stick with Seth and Sam Levinson and the ACES agency, but sounded a cautionary tone for those who run afoul of Major League Baseball's drug policy.

"If you cheat, I hope you get caught," Wright told the New York Daily News. "I don't care if you're with the same agency I'm with or not. If you're a cheater, I hope you get caught, and I hope you get punished."

MLB is probing whether the Levinsons had any knowledge of clients' possible associations with Biogenesis, the since-shuttered Miami clinic helmed by Anthony Bosch. The agency has vehemently denied any knowledge or involvement with the clinic, although its clients continue to be linked.

Tuesday night's ESPN report listed five more players on documents linked to Biogenesis, and all have ties to ACES. Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello, San Diego Padres pitcher Fautino de los Santos and Houston Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez are current ACES clients; Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera and Oakland A's reliever Jordan Norberto are former ACES clients.

Other ACES clients previously tied to Biogenesis include Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez and Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera

The agency lost several prominent clients, including Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino, after it was revealed ACES associate Juan Carlos Nunez had concocted a scheme to attempt to exonerate Cabrera after a positive drug test.

ACES since has disassociated itself with Nunez and said he was acting alone.

As for Wright? He doesn't seem to like what he's been seeing, but he is sticking with his guys for now.

"For me, it's obviously sucks that these things are coming out and the players are who they are," Wright told the Daily News, "but as I've stated before, those guys have been great to me."



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