PED Investigation Tightens Around A-Rod
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The soap opera that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez’s career has started to resemble took another twist on Monday.
According to SI.com, several Major League Baseball officials met in Miami Monday with staff members of the Miami New Times to find out more information about the notebooks that detailed alleged drug regimens for multiple baseball players.
Sports Illustrated reported MLB is asking if the New Times would be willing to turn over the notebooks, but the New Times hasn’t decided if it will turn over the evidence. The notebooks come from the clinic of Anthony Bosch, who is alleged to have provided performance enhancing drugs to A-Rod.
ESPN.com reported that Bosch personally injected A-Rod with various performance enhancing drugs on multiple occasions.
According to New Times editor Chuck Strouse, the paper has only received one legal letter from anyone named in the report and that letter questioned whether the report was legal based on HIPAA laws.
At the same time, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday that Rodriguez believes someone is out to get him whether it be the New York Yankees or Major League Baseball.
According to the Daily News, “the embattled Yankee star is ‘scared’ that bigger forces are at work to try to discredit him and sink his career. Holed up in Miami, Rodriguez has been huddling with an army of lawyers and PR people as the performance-enhancing drug scandal enveloping him intensifies.”
Rodriguez is currently starting rehab from his second hip surgery in the last four years. A-Rod was expected to miss at least half of the season due to his rehab, but comments from the Yankees recently have pushed that recovery period up to possibly a year.
The Yankees haven’t said what they plan to do with A-Rod, but if he can’t return to play he will either have to retire or possibly agree to an injury settlement, according to the Daily News. The Yankees still owe A-Rod at least $114 million over the next five years.