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A-Rod and a bunch of other athletes turned up in alleged PED dealer's records

Hey, get ready for another A-Rod steroids story because, duh.

A-Rod and a bunch of other athletes turned up in alleged PED dealer's records

Alex Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. (Matt Slocum/AP file)
Alex Rodriguez had surgery on his left hip Wednesday and is expected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. (Matt Slocum/AP file)

Hey, get ready for another A-Rod steroids story because, duh. The Yankees third baseman's name turned up—along with a slew of his constituents—in the records of a alleged Miami-based PED dealer. Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Melky Cabrera, Wayne Odesnik (tennis, read a book), and others have reportedly been linked to the anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis. And by "anti-aging clinic," the Miami New Times means, "front for HGH distribution."

They were given to New Times by an employee who worked at Biogenesis before it closed last month and its owner abruptly disappeared. The records are clear in describing the firm's real business: selling performance-enhancing drugs, from human growth hormone (HGH) to testosterone to anabolic steroids.

The clinic's chief, 49-year-old Anthony Bosch, had his name pop up in connection with steroids back in '09 when Manny Ramirez ('member him?) tested positive for banned substances. Also, he keeps incredibly detailed records that help to offer gems like a line noting A-Rod's name and a payment of $3,500 listed directly above, "1.5/1.5 HGH (sports perf.) creams test., glut., MIC, supplement, sports perf. Diet."

And Bosch's glowing praise of his own abilities.

"Dr. Tony Bosch is recognized as an international educator and world-class leader in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy," reads one description, which also praises him as a "pioneer in orthomolecular medicine" and calls him a "molecular biochemist."

If your afternoon is wide open, head on over and read all about Anthony Bosch's life from conception to what he ate for lunch while you were reading the first paragraph in their bajillion page report.


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