Posted January 29, 2013

Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz among names mentioned in new PED report

MLB

Anthony Bosch, a south Florida biochemist, supplied performance-enhancing drugs to Alex Rodriguez and more than half a dozen other major league players according to a report from the Miami New Times. MLB officials believe the news could grow into a doping scandal that would rival the BALCO case that implicated Barry Bonds, says Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan.

Bosch reportedly gave out human growth hormone, synthetic testosterone and other PEDs to players who had previously not been linked including Rodriguez and Nelson Cruz. A few of Bosch’s other clients had already been caught by the league (Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal).

There, at number seven on the list, is Alex Rodriguez. He paid $3,500, Bosch notes. Below that, he writes, “1.5/1.5 HGH (sports perf.) creams test., glut., MIC, supplement, sports perf. Diet.” HGH, of course, is banned in baseball, as are testosterone creams.

The mentions of Rodriguez begin in 2009 and continue all the way through last season. Take a page in another notebook, which is labeled “2012″ and looks to have been written last spring. Under the heading “A-Rod/Cacique,” Bosch writes, “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).”

According to the report, Cruz gave Bosch $4,000 in July 2012, and Gio Gonzalez is also mentioned five times in the records. The report also includes boxers and tennis players with links to the South Florida area.


5 comments
WarrenTwocock
WarrenTwocock

I wonder if this could give the Yankees an out on A-Rod's contract ?

doublejtrain68
doublejtrain68

It's like Jose Canseco said, there were a lot of names missing from the Mitchell Report. It wouldn't surprise me if there were some other superstar names that were on that list and others that MLB is trying to protect, because it could open up Pandora's Box. 

JimStaudt
JimStaudt

Why does "A-ROID" continue to get a pass from mlb?  Why isn't he banned from baseball for steroid use, or at the very least, suspended?  First he ADMITS using, now the evidence shows that he still is.  Looks to me like the Yankees would have a perfect right to terminate the rest of his contract because of this.  And wouldn't they love to get rid of him and his badly eroded skills -- and his grossly overpaid salary!

JackBriss
JackBriss

He lied about his use in early 2003, he knew the rules and ignore them, Ban him from baseball like they did Pete rose. What's fair is fair. Along with all others who were caught using drugs on the 100 list that Bud Selig holds.

BCass
BCass

 @JimStaudt A-ROD admitted he used steroids during a time before they were officially banned from MLB.  He and anyone else who used PED's prior to 2006 did not break any MLB rule.  This time around will be different.  But I'd love to know what % of players use PED's...