As a little background, our sister paper, the Miami New Times, published a scathing cover story last week about a Miami-based drug clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided steroids to a murderer's row of athletes, including boxers, tennis players, and baseball stars like Texas Ranger Nelson Cruz, ex-San Francisco Giant Melky Cabrera (now with the Toronto Blue Jays), and the Yankees' own Alex Rodriguez. A-Rod, 37, was the largest reveal in the article, since the three-time American League MVP is one of the league's biggest stars, one of the best of all time, and because he's claimed not to have used performance-enhancing drugs since the spring of 2003.
But meticulous handwritten records kept by Biogenesis head Anthony Bosch show that between 2009 and 2012, Bosch tended personally to the Yankees third baseman, exchanging the drugs in person for cash and providing him with different drug cocktails, delivered through injection, creams and even lozenges. The New Times' records say A-Rod was given at least 19 different drugs including HGH, testosterone and IGF-1, all banned substances. The New Times even detailed one regime that required at least 19 different injections on its own.More »