Some of baseball’s biggest stars were treated at a South Florida clinic where they received performance-enhancing drugs as recently as last season, a Miami publication is reporting.
The Miami New Times reported Tuesday that Alex Rodriguez of the Yankees, Washington’s Gio Gonzalez, the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz and the Giants’ Melky Cabrera are among those treated at Biogenesis, which was described as an anti-aging clinic.
The New Times article, citing records from the clinic, said the players received a variety of banned substances from Anthony Bosch, 49, the head of the clinic. The New Times said reporter Tim Elfrink was given the records by a former employee of the clinic, which closed last month.
According to the records cited by Elfrink, Rodriguez paid $3,500 for substances including human growth hormone and testosterone cream, both of which are banned by Major League Baseball.
The first mention of Rodriguez in the clinic’s records was in 2009 and the most recent was last season, the article says.
Rodriguez, 37, has acknowledged using steroids in the past but says he stopped years ago. He is currently recuperating from surgery for a torn labrum and hip problem and is expected to miss much of the season.
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