Posted September 26, 2013

Report: MLB wants files unsealed concerning former A-Rod doctor

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 Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez continues to be a topic of conversation around MLB clubhouses.  (Getty Images)

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s grand jury testimony wanted to be unsealed by MLB. (Getty Images)

Major League Baseball filed a motion in a Buffalo, N.Y. federal court asking for access to sealed grand jury records in a case against a sports physician who previously treated New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and other high-profile professional athletes, reports ESPN.com.

Rodriguez, golf’s No. 1 player Tiger Woods, and others were treated by Anthony Galea, who pled guilty to a charge bringing unapproved drugs into the United States  in 2011.

Those drugs included human growth hormone and Actovegin.

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MLB wants to unseal grand jury testimony of Rodriguez regarding the treatment he received from Galea, according to the report.

Rodriguez appealed his 211-game doping suspension last month for his possible connection with a South Florida lab, Biogenesis, which MLB said distributed performance-enhancing drugs to as many as 20 athletes.

More from ESPN.com:

It is not known precisely what MLB investigators expect to find if the grand jury records are unsealed, but A-Rod was interviewed by baseball about possible PED use around the time of his grand jury testimony in Buffalo. The possibilities include under oath testimony or medical records that conflict with what Rodriguez told MLB investigators.


9 comments
Whatever
Whatever

This is what A-Rat brought on himself. He decided to fight MLB rather than take his medicine, and now MLB's going to take him out. A-Rat is stupidly not thinking about the future, just the now -- he's about to get all his dirty laundry aired out, because I believe MLB will appeal any arbitrator's decision to a court, which will make the documents public record (if MLB doesn't leak them first).

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

I don't see where it says the PGA is interested in looking at these records. Hmmmm. I wonder why that is? 

FredFlintsone
FredFlintsone

sponsors like Nike and them  wont like  it.

Jon8
Jon8

The more they dig into this case, the more nervous Woods gets! Yes I said Woods, not A-Rod!!

Marchoir
Marchoir

Tiger Woods is the only athlete who was given treatment by Dr. Galea that didn't involve PED's or HGH. A man who could afford treatment from anybody on earth, went to a Canadian doctor to get treated for an ingrown toenail.

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@Jon8  

If PEDS + Tiger is true, the media will never let it get out.  They'd rather have their publications collapse.

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@Marchoir  

Pure coincidence, I'm sure.  No doubt Galea has a special aura.  Or maybe the aura was in his magic centrifuge, where Tiger says Galea spun his blood to help cure Tiger's wrecked knee.  Uh-huh.

It is COMPLETELY unrelated to the fact that Tiger went from skinny kid to musclebound behemoth virtually overnight.

bserious
bserious

@MidwestGolfFan @Jon8 uh, yeah, "the media" hates reporting bad news about stars, or just in general, because their readers hate reading/hearing about it, only good news sells.  And if you're smart enough to believe that, you sound like just the kind of person who'd be interested in this bridge I have for sale, right in the middle of New York City, the profit you could make is unbelievable...

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

@bserious @MidwestGolfFan @Jon8  

Of COURSE the media reports everything.  Of COURSE.

They're all over certain people/teams like a bad suit, but "knew nothing" about: Tiger being a woman-hound for over a decade; Red Sox pitchers drinking beer and eating chicken in the clubhouse (a long-standing baseball tradition, that), and similar things.

Tiger is a tin god that the media and PGA Tour have created. If he goes down for PEDs, it would be a disaster for them.  Think the Lance Armstrong scandal (specialty-niche, semi-obscure sport)...on (if you'll pardon the term) steroids.