HGH investigation points to recent PED use by A-Rod, others

Published On January 29, 2013 | By Kimberly Petalas

A-Rod is among a list of players who have been sold HGH by Anthony Bosch. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Rodriguez always seems to be in the spotlight, but this time there are some serious allegations against the New York Yankee.

According to a report by the Miami Times, a list of MLB players were given HGH by Anthony Bosch, an adviser and consultant to many baseball players. Bosch runs a clinic in Miami that has long been associated with anti-aging therapies and performance enhancing drugs.

An anonymous source gave the Miami Times patient records suggesting that A-Rod was one of these players.

MLB wanted to further investigate Bosch’s clinic. MLB reached out to the Drug Enforcement Administration because it does not have subpoena power and is interested in getting to the bottom of Bosch’s association with ballplayers.

The reports show that A-Rod paid for HGH and testosterone creams, both of which are banned in baseball. Mentions of A-Rod start around 2009 and continue up until last season. In 2009, A-Rod claimed in a press conference that he has been clean of PEDs since 2003.

Also mentioned in the records are Melky CabreraYasmani Grandal and Bartolo Colon, who in the past year have all tested positive for PEDs. Nelson Cruz, who has never been linked to PEDs before, was also mentioned in the reports.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.