Second Baseman Had Previously Been Linked To Anti-Aging Clinic

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Rest easy, Yankees fans.

Unlike Alex Rodriguez, there is nothing to suggest that superstar second baseman Robinson Cano is among the roughly 20 players who might be suspended for their ties to the Biogenesis of America clinic, a Yankees source told the New York Daily News.

In April, it was reported that the four-time All-Star was being investigated by Major League Baseball for his potential ties to the anti-aging clinic.

Sonia Cruz, a spokeswoman for Cano’s foundation, was allegedly listed as a client of Biogenesis last summer, according to ESPN.

Cano addressed reporters in April 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 spokeswoman 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 isn’t being investigated by MLB or the players’ association, according to the New York Daily News.

The newspaper, citing sources, reported in April that Cano “does not appear to be linked to the clinic” and “his name does not appear on MLB’s list of players who allegedly obtained performance-enhancing drugs” from Biogenesis.

Cano is batting .283 this season with 14 homers and 36 RBIs.

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