July 30, 2014

MLB – Selig: A-Rod’s exemption unknown

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bud Selig maintains Major League Baseball had no idea Alex Rodriguez received a medical exemption from the sport’s drug administrator to use a testosterone-boosting substance in 2007. Rodriguez received a therapeutic use exemption for the otherwise-banned substance clomid, according to the book “Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End [...]

Exclusive Excerpt: How MLB let A-Rod use PEDs during ’07 season

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  (PhatzRadio / SI Feature)   —   If you thought it could get any worse for Alex Rodriguez, I just found this article on SI and damn……this could be the nail in the coffin. The following is an excerpt from Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts. Published [...]

MLB: A year later, Biogenesis barely a speed bump for suspended stars

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    (PhatzRadio / SI Wire)    —   The Biogenesis scandal was one of the biggest stories of the 2013 baseball season, one that saw 15 players suspended for 50 or more games for performance-enhancing drug use. Including the late-2012 positive tests of Biogenesis customers Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera and Yasmani Grandal, that number jumps to 18, [...]

Police report: MLB knowingly purchased stolen Biogenesis documents

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  (PhatzRadio / Yahoo Sports)    —   Just when you thought the Biogensis scandal was dead and buried, or at the very least out of the limelight for the rest of this season, Newsday has revealed details of a Florida police report concluded on April 11, which says Major League Baseball investigators were fully aware the [...]

A-Rod drops his lawsuit against baseball bringing possible closure to Biogenesis scandal

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(PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Alex Rodriguez’s legal team filed a notice of dismissal in his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Friday, the deadline for the prosecution to respond to the motion by MLB and the MLBPA to dismiss the case. That action, initiated by Rodriguez, effectively [...]

MLB Report: Players wanted Alex Rodriguez out of union

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Story Highlights MLBPA lawyers said players cannot be expelled The union and Rodriguez spokesman Ron Berkowitz declined comment NEW YORK (AP) — Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed. The players spoke Jan. 13 [...]

MLB News and Notes: A-Rod sues MLB, union

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(PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport’s drug investigation. As [...]

MLB witness outlines A-Rod’s PED program

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Tony Bosch spoke out about his former client, Alex Rodriguez, for the first time Sunday night. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images) (PhatzRadio / AP) — NEW YORK — Major League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Anthony Bosch, [...]

MLB: Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

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FILE — Alex Rodriguez arrives at Major League Baseball headquarters in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez’s drug suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court. Rodriguez also would be sidelined [...]

MLB: Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

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Alex Rodriguez turns 39 in July. (Simon Bruty/SI) (PhatzRadio / SI Wire) — Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for 162 games for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy and interfering with the league’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic at the heart of the latest performance-enhancing drug scandal to rock the sport. The ruling, [...]