"It’s not an allegation; it’s a fact," Samson told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
"The Padres lied," Samson added. "They had an entire medical file on a player and didn’t disclose it. Two sets of medical records is what they had. A.J. Preller shouldn’t be allowed in the game. It’s beyond comprehension that he’s still working. They did it to the Red Sox. There are a lot of things you mess with, but you don’t mess with that."
Preller was suspended in September 2016 after he failed to disclose required medical information on pitcher Drew Pomeranz, who had been traded to the Red Sox.
Rea was sent back to San Diego when Miami learned of undisclosed medical information after the pitcher suffered an elbow strain in his first start with the Marlins.
Samson was fired by the Marlins in September 2017 and now works as an analyst for CBS.