MLB has evidence A-Rod paid for Anthony Bosch's lawyer: Report

New York Yankees runner Alex Rodriguez celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Los...

New York Yankees runner Alex Rodriguez celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Los Angeles Angels August 14, 2013. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

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Major League Baseball is using a wire transfer by Alex Rodriguez to Anthony Bosch’s attorney as evidence the New York Yankees star tried to interfere with its Biogenesis investigation.

Rodriguez made two payments to Bosch’s attorney, one of which was rejected, according to ESPN.

After the third baseman sent a $25,000 retainer to the Biogenesis of America founder’s attorney, Susy Ribero-Ayala, in February, a second transfer of $50,000, sent in April, was rejected. Rodriguez’s camp claimed the second transfer was a mistake.

“A retainer was paid by a representative of Alex Rodriguez. Ms. Ribero-Ayala accepted this payment on behalf of Anthony Bosch as payment for his legal representation,” a spokesperson representing Ribero-Ayala said.

“In April 2013, Ms. Ribero-Ayala received an unsolicited and unwarranted wire transfer from A-Rod Corp. The funds were immediately returned. Mr. Rodriguez does not have any involvement in Mr. Bosch’s legal representation.”

An e-mail exchange between Ribero-Ayala and Jared Lopez, a partner with then-Rodriguez attorney Roy Black’s firm, show Ribero-Ayala acknowledge receiving the money but unaware what it was for. The money was returned after Lopez said it was sent in error and asked for it back.


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