In spite of the best efforts of some individuals to bury it, the Biogenesis mess is still out there, lurking around baseball like rank bodily gas. It won’t go away because it is the gift that keeps on giving – it fuels a fire that ignites very easily and burns long and hot.
Robinson Cano‘s name did not appear in the original Biogenesis reports but, as ESPN New York points out, the names of both his best friend (Melky Cabrera) and mentor (Alex Rodriguez) do show up in the notebooks and MASH notes of the South Florida quacks. But that is not all, as the head of Robinson Cano’s charitable foundation apparently appears in some Biogenesis reports.
Sonia Cruz, the spokesperson for Cano’s foundation, suddenly appeared in some Biogenesis documents, according to T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN. Cruz denied receiving anything more than treatment from the South Beach 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,” she said. “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.”
Cruz also denied any knowledge of a Cano’s involvement with the clinic, stating she “cannot speak on his behalf.”
The league and their goons are just doing their due diligence, circling Cano as many people from his life pop up in this ongoing mess. The witch hunt rolls on, peering into the lives of anyone and everyone who might have crossed paths with Anthony Bosch. If Robinson Cano is guilty of anything PED and Biogenesis related, let’s hope/assume it takes more than a few crumbs of circumstantial evidence to build a case.