Miami Clinic's Records Show A-Rod Is Still Juicing

Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, and more used banned substances, report shows

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 29, 2013 11:03 AM CST

(Newser) – It looks like Alex Rodriguez never got off the juice. The Yankees' much-maligned slugger is one of a number of stars implicated in records from a Miami clinic called Biogenesis, the Miami New-Times reports. An employee passed the records to the paper last month, just before the firm closed and its owner disappeared. The documents make clear that the firm was a purveyor of all manner of banned performance enhancing drugs, and they name Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, and more as customers.

Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he'd used banned substances from 2001 to 2003, but the clinics records show him buying product from 2009 all the way through last season. The firm's chief, Anthony Bosch "was always talking about A-Rod," one former employee said. "He would brag about how tight they were." While Cabrera and Colon were caught using banned substances last season, the accusations against Gonzalez and Cruz are new. Gonzalez's father is also listed in the clinic records, but he says he was going there for weight loss, and that his son is "as clean as apple pie. … If I knew he was doing these things with steroids, do you think I'd be dumb enough to go there?"

Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Oct. 18, 2012.
Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during Game 4 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Oct. 18, 2012.   (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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