Jan 29 2013, 1:52pm CST | by Jeffrey B. Roth
A self-proclaimed biochemist, Anthony Bosch, who reportedly is known in Latin-American baseball circles, distributed synthetic testosterone and human growth hormones to a number of players – among them Texas Rangers outfielder, Nelson Cruz.
Allegedly, outfielder Melky Cabera, pitcher Batolo Colon and catcher Yasmani Grandal were clients of Bosch. They were previously suspended from league play.
A former employee of Bosch Biogenesis clinic supplied the New Times with records alleging that Alex Rodriguez used HGH, testosterone cream and insulin-like growth factor, all of which are banned by MLB policy. Rodriquez denies the allegations.
As a result of various doping allegations, the MLB and the player's association have strengthened its performance-enhancing-drugs policies. The new measures include random blood testing for HGH and a more definitive test for synthetic forms of testosterone.
Jeffrey B. Roth
A multi-award winning writer, Jeffrey B. Roth is a well-known investigative reporter, who covers crime, law, politics, sciences, business, medicine, education, history and a wide range of other topics. In 2010, Roth won first place for a new series in the Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. A published short story writer and poet, Roth is listed in the Locus Index of Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors. Currently, Roth writes for CBS Philadelphia, CBS Baltimore, the Philadelphia Examiner and regional publications, including Carroll Magazine, Carroll Business Quarterly and Hagerstown Magazine to name a few. In the past, Roth, a former crisis intervention counselor and teacher, has written for numerous Pennsylvania newspapers, state and national magazines and the Associated Press. He lives in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, west of Gettysburg, Pa.
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