Alex Rodriguez in midst of new PED investigation
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 13:01
New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez is among the dozen names included in a Miami New Times report that reestablished Major League Baseball back into the limelight of doping charges.
According to Yahoo! Sports, self-styled biochemist Anthony Bosch dispensed large quantities of synthetic testosterone, human growth hormones, and different forms of performance enhancing drugs including the Yankee star and Texas Ranger Nelson Cruz.
The New Times received records indicating players such as Rodriguez, and Giant’s outfielder Melky Cabrera frequented use of HGH and testosterone cream well into the 2012 season. Both substances are banned by the league’s PED policy.
Yahoo! reports that MLB failed to uncover the information after extensive investigations conducted throughout many wellness clinics and suspected PED distributors.
Bosch has operated numerous clinics in Florida catering to athletes seeking use of HGH and PED’s. His father, Pedro Bosch, is linked to prescribing Manny Ramirez PED’s, leading to his first suspension in 2009.
MLB instituted a stricter PED policy that includes random blood testing and records on each player.