AP Source: Baseball Exec Says Clinic’s Alleged PED Sales to Minors Not a League Concern

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the grievance hearing of New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball’s No. 2 executive testified this week that the league wasn’t concerned if the head of a Florida clinic distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (Credit: AP)

Rather MLB’s sole interest was the relationship Biogenesis of America founder Anthony Bosch had with players under investigation, the source said. The source spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the testimony is confidential.

MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred was asked by Rodriguez’s lawyers about documents indicating that Bosch had given PEDs to high school students. Manfred said he assumed, based on documents in MLB’s possession and media reports, Bosch had distributed illegal substances to minors, but he never asked Bosch about it.

Manfred added that MLB was interested only in possible criminal activity involving players, the person familiar with the hearing said.