According to the New Times a company called Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, was supplying drugs to some of the biggest names in sports, including Rodriquez.
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 and Rodriguez has admitted using steroids from in 2003, but insisted he stopped after that.
The owner of Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, was investigated in 2009 when Manny Ramirez was suspended for violating baseballs drug rules.
New Times reviewed a wide range of Biogenesis files, including a spreadsheet of patients dated June 2012 and daily logs of visitors, but most importantly Bosch's personal notebooks from 2009 through 2012.
Alex Rodriguez appears 16 times in the documents reviewed, with his name being recorded as "Alex Rod" or "Alex R." and sometimes by his nickname at the clinic, "Cacique."
Rodriguez's cousin, Miami resident Yuri Sucart, frequently appears in the same records on the same days as Rodriguez. Sucart has been identified in the past as Rodriguez's source for performance-enhancing drugs.
Major League Baseball released a statement today writing, “We are always extremely disappointed to learn of potential links between players and the use of performance-enhancing substances,” continuing they wrote, “These developments, however, provide evidence of the comprehensive nature of our anti-drug efforts. Through our Department of Investigations, we have been actively involved in the issues in South Florida.”
The MLB says they are in the midst of an active investigation and still gathering information.
Be sure to check out my other examiner columns:
Click subscribe to get email updates when new articles are published!