MLB has questions about A-Rod's treatment

Major League Baseball is still looking for answers Major League Baseball is still looking for answers about the treatment Yankees star Alex Rodriguez received from Dr. Anthony Galea. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

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Major League Baseball still has questions regarding the treatment Alex Rodriguez received from indicted Canadian doctor Anthony Galea.

A person with knowledge of the situation on Monday confirmed a New York Times story saying that MLB, 14 months after questioning Rodriguez about his association with Galea, continues to look for answers.

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In the interview with MLB investigators shortly before the start of the 2010 season, Rodriguez said Galea had treated him but never gave him performance-enhancing drugs.

Galea has admitted to using human growth hormone but not in his treatment of athletes, a list that includes Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran and Tiger Woods.

Galea was indicted in October by a federal grand jury on five charges of distributing PEDs to athletes in the United States. According to the Times and confirmed by the source, Rodriguez testified to the grand jury hearing evidence in the case, testimony MLB would like to get its hands on but has no legal right to. The source confirmed the Times story that MLB also would like to see Galea's medical records regarding his treatment of Rodriguez -- records A-Rod hasn't tried to block from being released -- but have been rebuffed there, too.

"Alex fully cooperated with Major League Baseball and federal authorities in Buffalo regarding his treatment with Dr. Galea, including granting a release of his medical records," Rodriguez's lawyers said in a statement to the Times. "Regarding matters before the grand jury, strict secrecy rules do not permit us to comment."

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The ongoing investigation into Galea's treatment of Rodriguez comes after last week's published report that Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, has been spotted on the road with the third baseman. Rodriguez said in the past that Sucart supplied him with performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-03 when he was a member of the Texas Rangers. Sucart was banned from any team function or facility in 2009.

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