The A-Rod Files: Every Mention of the Yankees Slugger in Tony Bosch's Records

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This week, New Times takes you inside Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables run by Miami entrepreneur Anthony Bosch. His name is familiar to sports fans because he and his father, Dr. Pedro Bosch, were probed by authorities in 2009 when Manny Ramirez was suspended for violating baseball's drug rules.

An extraordinary cache of Bosch's records suggests that Bosch has been supplying performance-enhancing drugs to some of the biggest names in sports, including Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez. Click through for a full look at all of A-Rod's appearances in Bosch's files.

See also:
-- A Miami Clinic Supplies Drugs to Sports' Biggest Names
-- Special Report: Tony Bosch and Biogenesis -- MLB Steroid Scandal

Update: A-Rod has responded to our story, sending a statement to the New York Post's Joel Sherman: "The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch's patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story -- at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez -- are not legitimate."

Gio Gonzalez has also issued a denial via Twitter: "I've never used performance enhancing drugs of any kind and I never will ,I've never met or spoken with tony Bosch or used any substance."


First, a word about the records. New Times reviewed a wide range of Biogenesis files, from a neatly kept spreadsheet of patients dated June 2012 to folders of loose documents. There are also daily logs of visitors and, most important, Tony Bosch's personal notebooks from 2009 through 2012.


In all, we reviewed 256 pages of handwritten notes from Bosch, a half-dozen full patient files, and more than 100 pages of other business documents from Biogenesis.

How did we authenticate the records? New Times called dozens of numbers from client lists and Bosch's personal notebooks. Virtually everyone we spoke with acknowledged their involvement with the clinic or politely declined to comment. There wasn't a single denial. We also spoke to six clients who confirmed that their information -- as recorded in the records -- was accurate. Two former Biogenesis employees described intimate details of the clinic and its business.


Bosch's personal notebooks also check out in every other respect. Scrawled numbers to diagnostic clinics reach diagnostic clinics. Details about Bosch's family life, business plans, and debts match public records.

Alex Rodriguez appears 16 times in the documents we reviewed. His name is recorded as "Alex Rod" or "Alex R." or by his nickname at the clinic, "Cacique." This is particularly interesting because on ESPN, he acknowledged using PEDs but said he stopped in 2003.

It's also important to note that Rodriguez's cousin, Miami resident Yuri Sucart, frequently appears in the same records on the same days as Rodriguez. Sucart has been identified in the past as Rodriguez's source for performance-enhancing drugs.

Now, to the records. We have redacted names that don't appear multiple times in the records or who couldn't be confirmed outside the records in some way. Also left out are regular clients whose names we did not believe to be newsworthy. More records will be posted on Riptide over the next few days.

First, Biogenesis's client list as of June 2012 includes a number of ballplayers, as well as their nicknames used by Bosch in his personal notebooks. A-Rod was "Cacique":

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This entry is from a Bosch notebook:

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As is this:

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And this:

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poststuffdummy
poststuffdummy

<i>"How did we authenticate the records? New Times called dozens of numbers from client lists and Bosch's personal notebooks."</i>
 
Too bad you didn't check little things, like whether or not dates matched up.  Every one of the dates that have a day with them simply don't match up.  January 3, 2010 was not Monday, it was Sunday.  So what year was this?  It certainly wasn't 2010.  November 21, 2010 also was not a Monday.
 
Sorry, but this looks to me like someone falsifying information to a) frame someone, b) cover up something else, or more likely, c) try to make a name for themselves as journalists.  Especially since, as this is an ongoing investigation, you shouldn't even have this kind of access to evidence of this sort.
 
Go pedal your cr@p someplace else.

154Julio
154Julio

The truth needs to come out about this Alex Rodriguez scandal. I think he needs to “pushed” a little harder to reveal the truth…IN COURT. He can easily BS his way through a TV interviews and press conferences but these all fail to confirm that what he tells his baseball fans, the media and America is actually the truth. This guy is a scumbag. Let’s take a quick look at some of his “sketchy” history: in 2006, A-Rod plays for USA in World Baseball Classic (upsets fans in the DR), in Dec. 2008, he decides he now wants to play for the DR because he is “Dominican”, in Feb. 2009, during his press conference regarding his steroid allegations he declares that he procured (through his “cousin”) “over-the-counter” performance-enhancing drugs in the Dominican Republic, in January 2013, a Miami, FL-based (USA) anti-aging clinic is uncovered in a new report stating that the clinic could have supplied Alex Rodriguez with PEDs and HGHs. A-Rod’s use of his “cousin” and the DR as a scapegoat in this case is readily obvious, a low-class move and a shame. As a fellow Dominican, it is disgusting to see this guy bring so much negative attention to the Dominican Republic. He personality/character is about as fake as his highlighted hair, suntan and physique. A-Rod is a just like Bernie Madoff…a fraud…a cheater…a white collar criminal (although he only has a HS diploma). Cheating to make millions of dollars should be a felony.

Matt Bourie
Matt Bourie

this report you guys did got you onto the front of aol.com, congrats

nesmith777
nesmith777

That douche bag, A-Roids continues to deny culpability.  What a complete fake he is.  His statement:

"The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch's patient, he was never treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story -- at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez -- are not legitimate."

All true!  Listen to what A-Roids is saying, "not a patient," "not treated by him," "never advised by him,"  all true statements or statements that cannot be proven or disproved (at the moment).  But A-Roids doesn't deny using any HGH, steroids, PEDs, etc... because of the story!  This is LAWYER-SPEAK for I am guilty but you can't prove it.

jay014
jay014

why other names blacked out?

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

i know you guys think you are doing ground breaking journalism especially since every sports outlet is quoting New Times as the source but imo youre not. This story is of no interest to me and pretty sure anyone and everyone. Another baseball player using PEDs...wow...Shocker of the century. Way to regurgitate the same bs over and over. i suppose there is a Kardashian tie in at some point right???

anderworx
anderworx

@jay014 How about you read the entire story before commenting..." We have redacted names that don't appear multiple times in the records or who couldn't be confirmed outside the records in some way. Also left out are regular clients whose names we did not believe to be newsworthy..."

prestonw4498
prestonw4498

@anderworx @jay014 I think they should NOT have left out the players they feel are not "newsworthy." If the news only shows the players who are "great" then the only message that is being sent to young athletes is that PEDs work and they should take them to be "great." The media needs to also publicize the players who take PEDs and are still not all that good.

TheMachineSc
TheMachineSc

@prestonw4498 you are assuming regular clients means ballplayers. Regular clients could be you or I. And if they cannot corroborate information, lawsuits lawsuits lawsuits. You have a brain. Use it.

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