Major League Baseball says it is “extremely disappointed” about a new report that says records from an anti-aging clinic in the Miami area link Alex Rodriguez and other players to the purchase of performance-enhancing drugs.
View the Miami New Times report.
The Miami New Times said in a story Tuesday that it had obtained files through an employee at a recently closed clinic called Biogenesis.
MLB responded with a statement that says “through our Department of Investigations, we have been actively involved in the issues in South Florida.” The unsigned statement also says “we are always extremely disappointed to learn of potential links between players and the use of performance-enhancing substances.” Other players on the list include Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon and Nelson Cruz. Cabrera and Colon were each suspended for failing drug tests last season. Rodriguez has admitted using steroids from 2001-03 but insisted he stopped after that.
According to a story on the website of the Miami Herald, Rodriguez, in the spring of 2009, admitted to using PEDs while a member of the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. He said he had never taken the drugs while with the Yankees, but the records from Biogenesis appear to indicate Rodriguez's name appearing 16 times in Anthony Bosch's handwritten notebooks from 2009-12. Bosch runs Biogenesis.
The Herald, citing the New Times report, said Bosch wrote in a notebook with Rodriguez's name and labeled 2012, "He is paid through April 30th. He will owe May 1 $4,000... I need to see him between April 13-19, deliver troches, pink cream, and... May meds. Has three weeks of Sub-Q (as of April)."
The "troches," according to Bosch's notes, are a type of drug lozenge that includes 15 percent testosterone. The notes also say "pink cream" is a formula that includes testosterone and the "Sub-Q" is a mixture of HGH and other drugs.