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Alex Rodriguez refused to give Anthony Bosch financial help, report says

This undated booking photo provided by the Miami-Dade

This undated booking photo provided by the Miami-Dade Police Department shows Anthony Bosch, owner of the now-defunct Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in the Miami area linked to performance-enhancing drugs and professional baseball players. (Jan. 29, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Anthony Bosch, the owner of the now-shuttered Miami clinic Biogenesis alleged to have supplied numerous MLB stars with performance enhancing drugs, was turned into MLB’s primary witness against Alex Rodriguez and other sluggers after Rodriguez refused to give Bosch financial assistance, according to a Daily News report citing sources.

“They were afraid someone else would pay him,” the source told the Daily News. “Bosch is the only guy that can provide them with that they need.”

MLB could attempt to suspend Rodriguez, 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun and up to 20 others in the next several weeks based on evidence collected from Biogenesis and Bosch’s testimony, according to an ESPN report from Tuesday.

A source familiar with the investigation told the Daily News that Bosch would provide MLB with “damaging information about his past dealing with A-Rod and Braun, including that he ‘treated’ the Brewers slugger when the players was a student at the University of Miami.”

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