Report: Alex Rodriguez Could Be Suspended by MLB in Wake of PED Allegations

Alex RodriguezAlex Rodriguez will miss the beginning of the season due to a hip injury. Now, it seems entirely possible that the 14-time All-Star could miss more time, even when he’s fully healthy.

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, Rodriguez could be suspended by Major League Baseball in the wake of a story from the Miami New Times that details performance-enhancing drugs the Yankees third baseman allegedly received from a South Florida anti-aging clinic.

Nightengale’s source — who he describes as being familiar with MLB’s drug policy — spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. The rumor goes to show the magnitude of Tuesday’s report, though, which listed Rodriguez and five other MLB players in connection with PEDs.

The Miami New Times reportedly obtained documents as part of its investigation that were clear in describing that the firm sold performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone (HGH), testosterone and anabolic steroids. The newspaper reportedly obtained patient files, payment records and handwritten notebooks kept by the clinic’s chief, 49-year-old Anthony Bosch.

Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal were also named in the report. Rodriguez has since hired an attorney and released a statement denying any involvement with Bosch.

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