Yankees' Alex Rodriguez believed to be behind purchase of clinic documents

www.nytimes.com Published: April 12, 2013
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photo - New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez stands behind the batting cage before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ORG XMIT: NYY105
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez stands behind the batting cage before a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ORG XMIT: NYY105

Investigators for Major League Baseball have uncovered what they believe is evidence that a representative of Alex Rodriguez purchased medical records from a person connected to a South Florida anti-aging clinic that is suspected of providing performance-enhancing drugs to a number of major leaguers, according to two people briefed on the matter.



The New York Times reported online Thursday that Major League Baseball had purchased documents from a former employee at the clinic, which operated under the name Biogenesis of America and is now closed, in an effort to uncover evidence that would link the clinic to the distribution of performance-enhancing drugs. The article also stated that one major league player had also purchased clinic documents from a former clinic employee so that they could be destroyed.

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