Report: Alex Rodriguez met with Anthony Bosch during 2012 ALCS

June 19, 2013 – 3:57 pm by Ryan Phillips

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We have yet another layer of the story involving Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic in Miami. An associate of clinic founder Anthony Bosch, claims Bosch met with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez in Detroit during the 2012 American League Championship series.

The Yankees were swept by the Detroit Tigers during last year’s ALCS, and Rodriguez reportedly visited with Bosch when he was in the middle of a 1-for-9 slump. Porter Fischer, who was the clinic’s marketing director before a falling-out with Bosch, was the man who divulged the story.

Rodriguez is said to have summoned Bosch to Detroit to consult with him, after a dreadful slump had cost the veteran slugger his starting job.

ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” is reporting that Fischer left Biogenesis in September. He had invested $20,000 in the company but his connection to Bosch began to fall apart and he demanded his money back. Bosch eventually paid Fischer the $20,000 but refused to pay an additional $4,000 Fischer thought he was owed. Fischer reportedly confronted Bosch about the money upon his return from consulting with Rodriguez in Detroit.

Fischer threatened to go public with stories about the clinic’s ties to performance-enhancing drugs and professional athletes if he wasn’t paid, so Rodriguez gave Bosch at least $4,000 to “make it go away.”

MLB investigators have checked out most of Fischer’s stories and believe him to be a credible witness, which is why the revelation about Bosch and Rodriguez meeting during the ALCS is important. If Fischer is a key piece in baseball’s investigation and is considered a reliable source, then he has directly linked Bosch and Rodriguez as recently as last fall.

Fischer also told the Miami New Times that Major League Baseball paid him $5,000 for clinic records he turned over to the league for investigation. The South Florida clinic has become ground zero in baseball’s fight against performance-enhancing drugs, and it appears Rodriguez is the top target of the investigation.

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  1. 15 Responses to “Report: Alex Rodriguez met with Anthony Bosch during 2012 ALCS”

  2. Man o man, Alex, this stinks to the high heavens, you’re starting to look guiltier than a pig in slop

    By sayitaintsoarod on Jun 20, 2013

  3. Have to say……never liked this guy. GAYROD always has been always will be a pussy…

    By MMLP on Jun 20, 2013

  4. Players like A-rod do not think of the consequences of cheating or trying to get an edge on the game of baseball…baseball will never be the same, sad part about it is that people still pay to see the game…I will not ever again. Thanks A-Rod, Barry bonds, Mark McGuire and company

    By avivavilla on Jun 20, 2013

  5. OK OK I feel that they should ban GAYRO AKA AROD FROM THE SPORT OF BASEBALL INDEFINETLY DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE IS ALWAYS COMING OUT POSITIVE FOR STERIODS, I THOUGHT BASEBALL WAS A FAN SPORT, BUT THESE DAYS IT LIKE EVERYONE IS GETTING ON THE STERIOD WAGON, IF IT COMES TO GETTING RESPECT FROM THE SPORT IT SELF I FEEL THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO CHEATING, WTF, THESE GUYS GET PAID SO MUCH MONEY TO PLAY IN A SPORT THAT THEY SO CALLED LOVE SO MUCH THEN HOW COME THEY SEEM TO BE CHEATERS, Y DONT THEY JUST CALL IT STERIOD BALL INSTEAD OF BASEBALL, IF YOU NEED TO CHEAT TO THINK YOUR A BETTER PLAYER THEN YOU DONT BELONG PLAYING IN THE FIRST PLACE THEY MADE A BIG BIG THING WHEN THE RED SOX PLAYERS WERE EATING CHICKEN AND BEER IN THERE CLUBHOUSE BUT GUESS WHAT , NONE OF THEM GOT CAUGHT CHEATING WITH STERIODS, THEY JUST GOT CAUGHT EATING AND ENJOY A FEW BEERS,, WHAT GIVES WITH THIS SPORT THESE DAY,,, FIRE ARROD HE DONT DESERVE THE MONEY HE GETS FROM THIS SPORT, HE IS A WELL KNOWN CHEATER AND I DONT MEAN JUST IN BASEBALL HIS PERSONAL LIFE TOO, HE SHOULD BE MAKING A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR THE KIDS WHO REALLY LOOK UP TO HIM, INSTEAD THE MESSAGE HE IS STATING IS THAT IS OK TO USE AND CHEAT TO GET WHAT YOU WANT

    By LINDA on Jun 20, 2013

  6. Linda is freakin’ serious people…nobody uses ALL CAPS unless they mean business. (Ignore the fact that she doesn’t know how to spell steroids.)

    By Nobody on Jun 20, 2013

  7. please….this is not “shocking”

    By rich on Jun 20, 2013

  8. A-Rod is as big a curse to the Yankees as Babe Ruth was or still is to the Red Sox.
    He is the worst team mate and a disgrace to the Yankee uniform. I am sure that all his team mates especially Jeter and Garardi would love to see him go away.
    Worst trade ever was letting go of Alfonso Soriano who hit for power and was a real Yankee for Choke Rod. How would the outfield look today with Soriano, Ichiro and Granderson. Cashman must vomit when he thinks of handing over 30 million for nothing but bad headlines!!

    By Todd Abrahams on Jun 20, 2013

  9. get over it its baseball not church if the stuff is not illegal we don’t need senator’s involved they need to do their job and leave baseball alone. beer was illegal did guys drink back then ,smokin dope is illegal, God made it. PLAY BALL

    By fdalton on Jun 20, 2013

  10. I watched him play way back when he started with Seattle and before he became a Cheater of the game. I’m so sick of athletes BS. Just play the game Fairly!!!! the way it was intended to be played

    By DIonne on Jun 20, 2013

  11. I hate to tell you all but any player that couldnt have played without painkilling injection is guilty of taking PED’s

    By russell on Jun 20, 2013

  12. I’m a die-hard Yankee fan but I could never bring myself to like him. He has no respect for the game and has never behaved like a Yankee. We don’t need someone like A-Roid distracting the game. He needs to just go away.

    By Marina on Jun 20, 2013

  13. Pain-killing injections are legal according to the rules of the game, PEDs are not.

    By Ryan Phillips on Jun 21, 2013

  14. According to Donald Trump AROD was cheating as far back as high school. Remove steroids out of his system and AROD is an average player. I mean they lifted him for Ibanez during the playoffs last year. The truth is steroids makes you perform like an action adventure hero. AROD has no more ability than your average utility player.

    By Anthony on Jun 21, 2013

  15. As a life long Mariners fan, We have seen some great names come and go thought the mariners system.. Heart broken many times as we loose “yet another future superstar” But the day we lost “Arod” was a Happy day for Us. We have watched this spoiled Brat spiral out of control as he wraps himself in controversy. What a dweeb!! The Yankees deserve him!!!

    By mark on Jun 21, 2013

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