• A-Rod’s Defense Against PED Claim Takes A Hit

    Posted by on February 7th, 2013 · Comments (2)

    Remember when talking about “defense” and “hit” meant play on the baseball field? Via the Daily News -

    Alex Rodriguez’s claim that the documents purportedly belonging to Anthony Bosch and his now-shuttered Biogenesis clinic are “not legitimate” took a major hit from teammate Francisco Cervelli and Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.

    The alleged records of Bosch — most of which were published in the Miami New Times Jan. 29 — link several major leaguers to performance-enhancing drug use, including A-Rod. But a Yahoo! report Tuesday included an alleged document from Biogenesis that listed Braun’s and Cervelli’s names. Both Braun and Cervelli acknowledged they had dealings with Bosch, although they denied getting PEDs from him.

    Cervelli’s admission via Twitter that he consulted with Biogenesis along with Braun’s confirmation in a statement that his name had indeed appeared on Bosch’s client list would appear to undermine Rodriguez’s claim that the documents are “not legitimate.” That is how a PR firm representing the Yankee third baseman characterized the Miami New Times report.

    “Cervelli’s statement and Braun’s would indicate these notes were not just made up,” said one source familiar with MLB’s investigation into Bosch. “They are basically saying, ‘Yeah, we did deal with him.’”

    Comments on A-Rod’s Defense Against PED Claim Takes A Hit

    1. K-V-C
      February 7th, 2013 | 9:46 am

      Is there no way for MLB to just banish these cheats? This is such an on going black eye for the league and they should step up and ban anyone linked to PEDs no matter what. No more A-roid, Braun, Cervelli, Pettite ect., all of them should be thrown out of the league.

    2. MJ Recanati
      February 7th, 2013 | 11:08 am

      K-V-C wrote:

      Is there no way for MLB to just banish these cheats? This is such an on going black eye for the league and they should step up and ban anyone linked to PEDs no matter what. No more A-roid, Braun, Cervelli, Pettite ect., all of them should be thrown out of the league.

      There is no precedent for this action and it would be justifiably viewed as unduly punitive.

      Moreover, it would be totally disingenuous of MLB to behave in this way when they clearly condone PED use (they just don’t condone getting caught).

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