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Report: Alex Rodriguez meets with MLB about Biogenesis

Jul 13, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

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According to the Associated Press, Alex Rodriguez had his long-awaited meeting yesterday with MLB’s investigators regarding his alleged connection to Biogenesis. If you are looking for any juicy details, well, there’s just not much to report.

The meeting took place Friday before the New York Yankees third baseman’s latest injury rehabilitation game in the minor leagues was rained out.

While A-Rod didn’t speak with reporters Friday, the meeting was confirmed by a person who spoke on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized.

MLB investigators are probing the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. Rodriguez has said he used PEDs while with Texas from 2001-03 but has denied using them since. He was linked to Biogenesis in a report in January by Miami New Times.

It was not known whether Rodriguez refused to answer MLB’s questions.

We heard earlier this week that Ryan Braun refused to answer questions from MLB’s investigators. While it’s not confirmed whether Rodriguez had a similar approach, that was certainly the expectation going in. While the report from ESPN.com earlier this week said that MLB is prepared to hand out 100-game suspensions sometime after the All-Star break, our own Craig Calcaterra was told by a source that the timeline and severity of the Biogenesis discipline has not been determined. However, the process could accelerate now that a conversation with Rodriguez, or lack thereof, is out of the way.

Rodriguez, who is coming back from January hip surgery, is 2-for-15 (.133) with one RBI through six minor league rehab games. He hasn’t been able to play since Wednesday due to inclement weather.

  1. uyf1950 - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Come on, not having any details in the past has never stopped the sports media and the main stream media from making up something when it concerns A-Rod. What’s different this time?

  2. historiophiliac - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Seriously, how did you not go with the heavens crying at the impending Doom!? Of course the game was rained out — the angels wept because A-Rod was interrogated.

    • cackalackyank - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      “the angels wept because A-Rod was interrogated’

      I believe Satan-like Gru-has minions, not angels.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 13, 2013 at 2:13 PM

        Yankees fan?

      • cackalackyank - Jul 13, 2013 at 3:13 PM

        Yes, Yankee fan, but realistic one. The A-rod contract, whether ordained by Hank, Hal, or Brian, is certainly a evil curse. Sorta like the Ryan Howard contract but on a much grander and demonic scale. …. Or the Pujols contract, or ….

  3. brooklynboy48 - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    ARod is a lying piece of turd just like Ryan Braun and all the others who made visits to Biogenesis. Lifetime suspensions are the least most of them deserve. A good flogging is in order too!

  4. jabbadonut - Jul 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    Timeline:
    Curt Flood challenges baseball reserve clause and
    Marvin Miller helps baseball players develop current free agency system.
    PED era starts in 1990’s, as players realize they can get huge amounts of money for producing big numbers.
    PED era continues as players realize all they need is one great season to make millions, and be set for life. They have no incentive to stop using, as the game itself no longer means as much as how much money they can get. They no longer care if they get suspended or even banned, once they’ve made enough money to set them up forever (if they spend wisely).

    PED use in sports will never end until ownership and leagues start punishing players by taking all the money away from them that they earned while using PED’s. Contracts should stipulate that if a player is caught, they are no longer paid a dime, and in some cases should be legally forced to pay back all the money they did get while playing and using PED’s. Once the players realize they CAN NOT get huge amounts of money by cheating, then maybe they’ll stop. Until then, they have absolutely no reason to quit using PED’s if that usage gets them millions of dollars in the short term.

    • historiophiliac - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      So, it’s capitalism’s fault. Excellent.

    • paperlions - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:37 PM

      The PED era actually started in the 1960s in baseball….just like it did in every other sport. People just didn’t pay any attention to it until the 1990s…..just like in every other sport (except for the Olympics)

      • jwbiii - Jul 13, 2013 at 2:09 PM

        The PED era started in the ’90s. The 1890s.

        http://www.history.com/news/baseballs-first-fountain-of-youth

        I am repeatedly disgusted by how often low-information people feel the need spread their completely ill-informed opinions.

      • paperlions - Jul 13, 2013 at 3:18 PM

        That is correct….I suppose it is the “modern PED era” that started after WWII.

      • jwbiii - Jul 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

        Actually, testosterone extracts, which we would now call steroids, had their first wave of popularity after WWI. They were widely used and considered a miracle drug, especially for gas attack victims (Christy Mathewson), during the war and were popular on the snake oil circuit afterwards. The term “steroid” wasn’t coined until they were synthetically produced in the ’30s. What WWII gave us were amphetamines and bowls of greenies in clubhouses.

      • paperlions - Jul 13, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        Amphetamines were first synthesized in the 1800s.

      • jwbiii - Jul 13, 2013 at 5:13 PM

        While there were some adrenaline related compounds synthesized in the 1800s, amphetamine was not patented until 1929. This article drones on about this in laborious detail.

        http://jhmas.oxfordjournals.org/content/61/3/288.full

    • cackalackyank - Jul 13, 2013 at 1:02 PM

      Of course this seems to leave out the part where the evil steroid bloated players sneak into the homes and offices of the MLB owners and force them, at gunpoint no less, to give huge bloated contracts to the evil bloated PED using players that put the butts in the seats at their stadiums and enrich those said owners. Oh….

  5. moonlandingwasfaked - Jul 13, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    MLB investigator: “So Alex, I’ve got a company softball game coming up. Any tips on playing better?”

    A-Rod: “Yeah well I’ve got this guy in Miami that… Hey wait a minute! You guys!”

  6. connormyboy - Jul 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    I’m waiting on MLB to puss out on the suspensions.

  7. norvturnersneck - Jul 13, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    MLB will wuss out on suspensions because they don’t have anything concrete. Just hearsay and some minor evidence that doesn’t tie anything to them directly. It will be overturned because the union, and every union, sucks balls at eliminating weak employees. Or in this case, cheats that have cheated the system repeatedly.

  8. tbutler704 - Jul 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I don’t like A-Rod, the Yankees, or Bud Selig.

  9. elmo - Jul 13, 2013 at 3:51 PM

    Are you sure that’s a picture of A-rod? I’m pretty sure that’s actually the next Bond villain.

    • cackalackyank - Jul 13, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      How did you find out? A-rod is the next bond villan.

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