MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On the heels of an eye-opening report from the Miami New Times that alleged Alex Rodriguez and other baseball stars were still using performance-enhancing drugs; ESPN now claims the operator of the clinic the New Times highlighted personally injected A-Rod with PEDs.
According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Anthony Bosch, who operated the Biogenesis clinic in Coral Gables, would get a text message late at night telling him to come to A-Rod’s house on Biscayne Bay. Once inside, he would inject performance-enhancing drugs into A-Rod.
“Only Tony handled A-Rod,” a source told ESPN.
Outside the Lines reported that other athletes “relied on intermediaries to transport the performance-enhancing drug regimens Bosch provided.”
According to ESPN’s report, Bosch would visit A-Rod every few weeks, but said he’d been kicked out “after he had trouble locating a vein and infuriated the player.” ESPN said HGH and testosterone do not require veins, “but whatever he was doing, ‘Tony said A-Rod was pissed at him,’ a source said. ‘He said he was bleeding everywhere.’”
ESPN reported multiple sources have reviewed the documents that detailed the drug regiments and schedules A-Rod received from Bosch.
A-Rod has repeatedly denied the allegations since the New Times published its report on Monday. Rodriguez has in the past admitted to steroid use, but said he stopped almost a decade ago.
Even if the charges made by Bosch and the New Times are substantiated by Major League Baseball’s investigation, the maximum penalty A-Rod faces as a first-time offender of the drug program would be a 50-game suspension.