MLB, DEA, investigating A-Rod contact

Major League Baseball and the Drug Enforcement Agency are investigating a Miami based contact of Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and other MLB players for connections to illegal PEDs, the Daily News reported Saturday. Anthony Bosch is alleged to have served as a contact for players looking to secure performance enhancing drugs, mostly through his father, Pedro Bosch, a doctor who came under suspicion with MLB back in 2009 when he was connected to Ramirez after the then-Dodger was suspended for failing a drug test.

According to the report, Bosch “advised” A-Rod  on nutrition, diet, and training, and also consulted with Alex on a blood test. It does no appear as though A-Rod himself is under any significant scrutiny and, again, Bosch has been on MLB’s radar since 2009, so this isn’t much of a breaking development. MLB is apparently looking to stamp out a ring of drug suppliers linked to HGH and synthetic testosterone, especially in the wake of several failed drug tests in he past year, most notably by Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Carlos Ruiz, and Yasmani Grandal.

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Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

5 thoughts on “MLB, DEA, investigating A-Rod contact

  1. Brien, I'm a little disappointed in the headline of the piece. It seems to want to capitalize on A-Rod's name to get attention. When in fact the agencies in question are investigating Anthony Busch.

    • I'm a terrible headline write, but as far as summing up the story and why you should care, itseems about right to me.

  2. Sort of related/unrelated:

    Why on Earth should I care if the Yanks ownership group gets to recoup one red cent if ARod doesn't play?

    It'd be one thing if this somehow reduced the AAV, helping them achieve Plan 189 (which it won't), but otherwise, it's just making rich guys richer. Not like they are going to reduce prices or anything that might actually impact ME.

    • I had an impression that if the injury is so severe that A-Rod can never play again, then his contract does come off the AAV. I agree, though, that the one-year savings is of interest only to Steinbrendee and Steinbrendum.

  3. I hardly comment, however after browsing a few of the remarks here MLB,
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