(Sports Network) - Investigators for Major League Baseball believe they have
uncovered evidence that a representative of Alex Rodriguez purchased medical
records from a Miami anti-aging clinic believed to have supplied players with
The New York Times reported Friday that Rodriguez, the New York Yankees third
baseman who is currently rehabilitating from off-season hip surgery, had
purchased the documents from Biogenesis of America that link him to
performance-enhancing drugs so that they could be destroyed, according to two
people briefed on the matter.
On Thursday, the paper reported that Major League Baseball had purchased the
documents from a former employee at the clinic in an attempt to try and link
the clinic to the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs.
Rodriguez, as well as several other baseball players, were originally linked
to the clinic in January, when the Miami New Times reported it had obtained
medical records of players who had purchased banned substances -- namely human
growth hormone -- from the clinic.
The 37-year-old Rodriguez has denied any ties to the clinic, and his
spokesperson on Friday shot down the new allegations.
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