MLB investigators have found what they believe is evidence that a representative of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records from a person connected to former South Florida clinic Biogenesis, according to a report by the New York Times.
The Times had reported Thursday that MLB had purchased documents from an ex-employee at the former anti-aging clinic with the intent of finding evidence that would link the clinic to PED distribution. According to the report, a major-league player had also purchased documents from the clinic so that they could be destroyed. Two unnamed sources told the Times on Friday that it was Rodriguez, who was linked to the clinic in January in a report by the Miami New Times.
The third baseman's spokesperson "flatly denies" the New York Times report that he tried to buy the records to destroy them, Newsday's David Lennon tweeted. However, others confimed to Lennon that someone did purchase them.
Rodriguez is currently rehabbing from offseason hip surgery. He is one of several players that was linked to Biogenesis in January, including Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz and Yasmani Grandal.