Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Rodriguez has maintained that he never
took performance-enhancing drugs from Biogenesis of America or its disgraced
founder, Anthony Bosch.
According to a Miami Herald report, though, the Yankees third baseman told the
Drug Enforcement Agency in January that he paid cash to Bosch for PEDs and
received injections of human growth hormone.
“Rodriguez injected the HGH into his stomach,” the 15-page DEA report said,
according to the Herald. “Rodriguez said Bosch told him the HGH would help
with sleep, weight, hair growth, eyesight and muscle recovery.”
Bosch also apparently advised Rodriguez on how to “beat” baseball’s mandated
drug tests. The report specified that Bosch told Rodriguez to only use mid-
stream urine for MLB drug testing, rather than the beginning or the end urine
Rodriguez’s testimony to the DEA apparently granted him immunity from future
prosecution and came just 18 days after a defiant denial in the wake of an
arbiter reducing his initial 211-game ban for his involvement with Biogenesis.
“I have been clear that I did not use performance-enhancing substances … and
in order to prove it, I will take this fight to federal court,” Rodriguez said
back on Jan. 11, 2014.
This bombshell report comes on the heels of another story in the New York
Daily News that Rodriguez supposedly paid his cousin, Yuri Sucart, close to $1
million for his silence.
The Miami Herald report states that Sucart, who is facing his own charges
stemming from a federal investigation into Biogenesis, served as Rodriguez’s
steroid go-fer to Bosch.
Rodriguez was just recently reinstated to the Yankees after sitting out the
entire 2014 season for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor