While there are very few details, news has surfaced that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has finally stepped up and spoke with Major League Baseball about the current Biogenesis scandal. There has been rampant speculation that the players linked to the clinic — including A-Rod and Ryan Braun — could be suspended following the all-star break, so Rodriguez seems to have wanted to clear the air before the MLB made any decisions.
From the Associated Press:
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.
Rodriguez had hip surgery in January, so he is currently rehabbing and working his way back to the big leagues.
It will be interesting to know if Rodriguez was cooperative during the meeting, if he answered questions that the league had or whether he just sat there in silence and took in what they had to say.
His level of cooperation with the investigation will likely be reflected by the severity of his suspension, so we could have an answer soon.