Friday, April 12, 2013

REPORT: MLB Paying Ex-Clinic Staff For Info

The New York Times is reporting that Major League Baseball is paying former employees of the closed South Florida clinic Biogenesis for key documents related to alleged PED sales to players. The unusual step of paying for documents arises from concern that some players are trying to do the same thing to keep evidence away from MLB. Clearly, Bud Selig is being a bulldog on this one—even sending two key aides down to Florida to try to persuade—unsuccessfully—the New Times newspaper (that broke the story) to turn over the documents they had. MLB then filed suit against Biogenesis for supplying banned substances to players. Several prominent players have been publicly linked to the disgraced clinic—including Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon, Nelson Cruz and Yasmani Grandal. Gonzalez has vehemently denied any connection to the clinic—claiming his father was seeking anti-aging treatment from Biogenesis. Stay tuned, we have not heard the last of this one.