To the surprise of no one, Alex Rodriguez has followed Gio Gonzalez’s lead and issued a statement on the Miami New Times Biogenesis story. Unlike Gonzalez, Rodriguez went through an intermediary to issue his statement.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post on behalf of Alex Rodriguez:

“The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. 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.”

So there we have it. The “documents” at the center of what appears to be the most amateur case of drug dealing this century, are not legitimate according to camp Rodriguez. Don’t go away fighting, latest chapter in the baseball/PED narrative… just go away.