Major League Baseball (MLB) has called out a number of players for links with Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic that reportedly sells performance-enhancing drugs (PED). One of the names mentioned in the list was New York Yankees third baseman and shortstop Alex Rodriguez.
A-Rod recently issued a statement as a response to the allegations, but did not comment further on his connection to Biogenesis of America. ESPN correspondent Darren Rovell tweeted A-Rod’s statement as follows:
Myself and others are being mentioned in a media report before the process is even concluded. I would hope this thing would follow the guidelines of our Basic Agreement. I will monitor the situation and comment when appropriate. As I have said previously, I am working out every day to get back on the field and help the Yankees win a championship. I am down here doing my job and working hard and will continue to do so until I’m back playing.
Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch was recently put in hot water after MLB sued him in court last March for allegedly providing illegal PEDs to players. When Rodriguez allegedly refused Bosch’s request for financial assistance after the MLB lawsuit, Bosch agreed to talk to MLB for a full disclosure of the involvement of MLB players.
Many MLB A-listers had records proving that they purchased drugs from Biogenesis, some of which include A-Rod, Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera, and Nelson Cruz. Various reports said that Rodriguez and others may face suspension for 100 games.
Rodriguez faced a similar PED case in 2003, after being confirmed of using steroids.