Canseco Links A-Rod to 'Roids in New Book

Claims he introduced Rodriguez to known steroid dealer
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2008 9:19 AM CDT
Former Major League baseball player Jose Canseco exits the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, in New York.    (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – Jose Canseco, baseball’s most outspoken steroid user, suggests that reigning AL MVP Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs in his new book Vindicated, reports the New York Post. This according to a Massachusetts-based writer, who found a copy yesterday in a local store, although it's not due for release until April 1. "I really have absolutely no reaction," was the Yankee slugger's response.

The freelancer, who published excerpts on his blog, writes that Canseco makes clear he has a motive for wanting to damage Rodriguez's reputation: he thinks A-Rod once tried to seduce his wife. Canseco also claims in Vindicated—a follow-up to his earlier steroid expose, Juiced—that he injected former teammate Magglio Ordonez with steroids, but that despite his suspicions he's still not sure if Roger Clemens ever used them.