With the football and basketball programs already the focus of a 22-month NCAA investigation, the University of Miami’s athletic department now has another one of its teams drawing scrutiny.
The Miami New Times reported Tuesday it has obtained records detailing the purchases of performance-enhancing drugs and substances from a Miami clinic by several major-league baseball stars and other clients, like long-time UM baseball strength and conditioning coach Jimmy Goins.
Also named are former UM baseball standouts Cesar Carrillo and Yasmani Grandal as well as New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. UM’s home baseball venue — Mark Light Field at Alex Rodriguez Park — was named in Rodriguez’s honor on February 13, 2009, after he contributed $3.9 million to fund stadium renovations.
The Miami New Times said it gained possession of detailed records, including handwritten notes and patient files, kept by the clinic’s owner, Anthony Bosch.
According to the story, Goins “is recorded in multiple client lists; in one detailed page dated December 14, 2011, Bosch writes he’s selling him Anavar, testosterone, and a Winstrol/B-12 mix and charging him $400 a month. Another, from this past December, includes sales of HGH and testosterone.”
Goins, 39, has been employed by UM for nine years. He also works with the Hurricanes’ track and field program.
“The University of Miami is aware of media reports regarding one of our employees and an intensive review is underway,” said a statement released by the university. “We will not comment further on personnel matters.”
A message left for baseball coach Jim Morris was not returned.
UM’s baseball program has been tainted by a connection to PEDs before.
In September 2010, UM freshman outfielder Frankie Ratcliff was arrested after trying to sell marijuana to undercover cops. A search of his apartment uncovered 19 vials of steroids. Ratcliff was kicked off the team.
Grandal, a power-hitting catcher at UM (2008-10) selected in the first round by the Cincinnati Reds in 2010, was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball in November after testing positive for testosterone. Grandal is now with the San Diego Padres.
In his notebook, Bosch outlines Grandal’s regimen for morning and evening HGH injections as “six days on and one day off” with testosterone and other treatments as well, according to the story.
Carrillo was a hard-throwing right-hander for Miami (2004-05) who won his first 24 decisions for the Hurricanes before getting drafted in the first round by the Padres in 2005. He played in the Detroit Tigers’ minor-league system last season.
Carrillo is named six times by Bosch and was receiving HGH, MIC and a testosterone cream as of last year, according to the story.
Other former Hurricanes players who have previously been linked to PEDs include Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, although Braun’s 50-game suspension for violating MLB’s drug rules was overturned after he appealed.
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