“Only Tony handled A-Rod,” is what an unnamed source told ESPN’s Outside the Lines. Tony would be Anthony Bosch, the man atop the Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, who is the central to the latest chapter of the baseball players and PEDs story courtesy of the Miami New Times report. T.J Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN have managed to shed some light on the reported allegations against Alex Rodriguez.
The visits took place every few weeks. One night last spring, a source said, Bosch told associates he had been kicked out of Rodriguez’s home after he had trouble locating a vein, infuriating the player. The sources did not say why Bosch would have been tapping a vein, as HGH and testosterone do not require intravenous injections. But whatever he was doing, “Tony said A-Rod was pissed at him,” a source said. “He said he was bleeding everywhere.”
Several sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said Bosch spoke openly about his relationship with the Yankees All-Star, and two sources said that documents they reviewed detailed the drug regimens and schedules Rodriguez received.
Rodriguez has denied the “purported relationship” with Bosch. Whatever the case, MLB has not made any official announcement or ininiated any kind of formal investigation into the allegations that have implicated Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Yasmani Grandal, Melky Cabrera, and Bartolo Colon along with Rodriguez. Both Cabrera and Colon were recipients of PED-related suspensions last season, while Grandal will be forced to miss 50 games in 2013 due to a ban handed down in November. Whether or not the aforementioned suspensions have any relation to the Miami New Times report remains to be seen.
According to the ESPN Outside the Lines report, Bosch has deemed the allegations against him to be “bullshit” and “all wrong”. We’re spitballin’ here, but an end to this absurdity ought to come around by 2015 or so.