Report: Robinson Cano Being Investigated By MLB About Potential Link To Biogenesis
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Cano, don’t ya know?
You might not want to know this, Yankees fans.
Superstar second baseman Robinson Cano is being investigated by Major League Baseball about … what else? … potential ties to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, according to ESPN.
The Biogenesis clinic has been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. In January, the Miami New Times reported that Alex Rodriguez, among other big leaguers, was listed in Biogenesis’ records.
Sonia Cruz, a spokeswoman for the four-time All-Star’s foundation, was allegedly listed as a client of Biogenesis last summer, according to the network.
Cano addressed reporters on Monday and basically waved the reported investigation off as a non-story.
“It doesn’t have anything to do with me,” the 30-year-old said. “…I know what I’m doing and I know myself. I’m going to play my game. I didn’t see what the story said but I have no comment.”
According to ESPN, Cruz owed the anti-aging clinic $300 in July and August of 2012. The spokesman told ESPN that the two-time Gold Glove Award winner “definitely never did” purchase products from the clinic.
“I met with a nurse who works for the clinic, but I met her outside the clinic just to talk to her about a diet program they have for women,” Cruz told ESPN. “I never went through with it once she explained what it was. I thought it was just a diet/nutritional thing, but it was diet, nutrition, pills and stuff.”
Cano is off to a hot start for the shorthanded Yankees in 2013, batting .324 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. He’s posted a .385 on-base percentage and has ripped six doubles. Set to be a free agent after the 2013 campaign, the 2009 World Series champion parted ways with agent Scott Boras earlier this month and joined forces with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports.
A spokesman for the 14-time All-Star denied the allegations.
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