Alex Rodriguez warms up. (QMI Agency/MARK O'NEILL)
Anthony Bosch, the head of a South Florida anti-aging clinic that allegedly provided human growth hormone, anabolic steroids and testosterone to a number of major leaguers, made regular visits to New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez’s home as recently as last year, according to ESPN sources.
“The visits took place every few weeks,” a source told ESPN.
According to the report, Bosch told colleagues of one incident that ended with his removal from A-Rod’s home.
"(Bosch) said A-Rod was pissed at him," a source said.
During one trip to A-Rod’s home, Bosch told associates that the 14-time MLB all-star became angry when attempts to find a useable vein ended in Rodriguez “bleeding everywhere,” according to the source.
On Friday, a Rodriguez spokesperson denied the allegations, saying the above details weren’t true.
The Yankees said they would not comment on the matter while it is being investigated.
“We fully support the (MLB) Commissioner’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. This matter is now in the hands of the Commissioner’s Office. We will have no further comment until that investigation has concluded,” the Yankees said in a statement.
Gonzalez denied the allegations against him on his Twitter account.
“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,” he tweeted.
The Miami New Times, a free weekly newspaper published in Miami, named several players, including Rodriguez, earlier this week that it said had been serviced by the same clinic.
Other names mentioned included Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Nelson Cruz, Yasmani Grandal and Gio Gonzalez.