NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Alex Rodriguez has had Anthony Bosch personally come to his Miami home to inject performance-enhancing drugs, according to a report released by ESPN.
The report states that other athletes who were customers of Bosch’s Biogenesis of America’s now-defunct south Florida clinic relied on middle-men to transport their PEDs, but an ESPN source says that only Bosch handled A-Rod.
The ESPN report describes one alleged drug-related visit where A-Rod angrily kicked Bosch out of his home after he had difficulty tapping a vein. It was not known why Bosch was allegedly injecting the Yankees’ third basemen, as human growth hormone and testosterone are not administered intravenously.
According to the Miami New Times, who first broke the alleged connection, there was a listing in Bosch’s 2012 notebook that said “A-Rod/Cacique”: “He is paid through April 30th. He will owe May 1 $4,000… I need to see him between April 13-19, deliver troches, pink cream, and… May meds. Has three weeks of Sub-Q (as of April).”
A-Rod, who admitted in 2009 to steroid use from 2001-03 with the Texas Rangers, has denied the latest PED allegations.
A spokesman for the 14-time All-Star said in a statement earlier this week that “Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch’s patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story — at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez — are not legitimate.”
When reached by ESPN, Bosch called the allegations against him “bull—-” and “all wrong.” His attorney, Susy Ribero-Ayala, also put out a statement denying the allegations and told ESPN that Bosch would not be talking “any time very soon.”
A report in Thursday’s New York Daily News said that A-Rod was “unlikely to ever wear the pinstripes again” following his hip surgery on Jan. 16 and the recent allegations of PED use. But the Post, citing sources, says that he is focusing on rehabilitation and getting back on the field.
Insurance would reportedly cover about 85 percent of the $114 million owed to him if A-Rod never plays again due to a career-ending injury.
A-Rod has amassed 647 career home runs since beginning his career in Seattle in 1994. He has three American League MVP awards and helped lead the Yankees to a World Series title in 2009.
Rodriguez is expected to meet with MLB’s Department of Investigation to discuss the latest PED allegations, according to the Post.
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