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MLB asks Florida paper for records in drug probe

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm •  Published: February 5, 2013
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MIAMI (AP) — Major League Baseball officials have asked the Miami New Times for records the alternative newspaper obtained for a story on alleged use of banned substances by several players.

New Times editor Chuck Strouse said Tuesday the paper had not yet decided how to respond. Strouse described the MLB move as a request only and noted that the league does not have a law enforcement agency's subpoena power.

"At this point at least, we're deliberating just what we're going to do with the documents. We haven't said no. We haven't said yes," Strouse said.

When contacted Tuesday about the request, MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said the league had no comment.

He added that dozens of the documents were posted online when the story ran, but many were redacted and there are many others that were not posted.

The newspaper reported last week that New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, a three-time American League Most Valuable Player, and other players bought human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances during 2009-12 from Biogenesis of America LLC. The now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Cables was operated by Anthony Bosch.

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