Major League Baseball released the initial documentation of their current on-going steroid investigation this week. According to ESPN on Jan. 29, 2013, New York Yankee's infielder, Alex Rodriguez was one of the most prominent names on the list of patients of Anthony Bosch believed to have used Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs)that was released by the Miami News Times.
The reports of steroids usage in Major League Baseball is not a new thing, but the findings of this current investigation looks to have far more influence on matters at hand than those of previous investigations.
With results in hand and believed proof of steroid and banned substance abuse on the part of Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees are looking to take their pursuit of grievances to the ultimate level.
The Bronx Bombers are looking to have the final five years of Rodriguez's contract voided. Those last five years work out to roughly $114 million of guaranteed money that was supposed to go to the three time MVP.
According to ESPN the Yankees are seeking a means to void their current contract with the player but cannot do anything concrete until after MLB completes their investigation of the most recent believed allegations.
Alex Rodriguez released a statement that the allegations about his involvement with Anothony Bosch and hiw PED usage are false through his representatives (Sitrick & Company) but that does little to appease the minds of all involved:
The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true.
Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch's patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story -- at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez -- are not legitimate.
ESPN sources claim that the Yankees will have no grounds to void the player's contract according to the contract agreements of the MLB Players Association, however, there could be grounds for the Yankees to claim that they were defrauded by Rodriguez due to his increased abilities from PEDs.
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