Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Report: A-Rod, PED supplier met during ALCS

A former executive with the Miami-area clinic at the heart of a performance-enhancing drug controversy says that Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez sought out the clinic's founder during last year's playoffs, according to media reports.

Porter Fischer, described in some clinic documents as a former marketing director at Biogenesis of America, told the Miami New Times that clinic founder Anthony Bosch visited a struggling Rodriguez during last year's AL Championship Series.

ESPN's Outside the Lines has reported that Fischer left Biogenesis in September after a falling-out with Bosch.

In other Yankees news, SS Derek Jeter took onfield batting practice at the minor-league complex in Tampa for the first time since being cleared to increase his rehabilitation program for a broken left ankle.

TOP PICK SIGNS: The Astros have signed Stanford RHP Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in this month's draft. Appel reportedly received a bonus of around $6.35 million.

PEREZ HEARING: Indians closer Chris Perez had his Cleveland court appearance on misdemeanor drug charges moved to July 9.

MANNY FREE: Former major-league All-Star Manny Ramirez left Taiwan's EDA Rhinos after 49 games. Ramirez, 41, reportedly has drawn interest from Japan.

D'BACKS: RH reliever J.J. Putz, out since May 8 with a strained elbow, is set to begin a rehab assignment today at Triple-A Reno.

GIANTS: CF Angel Pagan, out since May 25 with a strained left hamstring, is set to begin a rehab assignment today with Class A San Jose and could be activated this weekend. 3B Pablo Sandoval, out since June 11 with a strained tendon in his left foot, is set to start his rehab Saturday with San Jose.

NATIONALS: 2B Danny Espinosa was activated from the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.

PADRES: SS Everth Cabrera went on the disabled list with an injured left hamstring.

PHILLIES: 2B Chase Utley, out since May 20 with a strained oblique, was cleared to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Reading.

RED SOX: C David Ross went back on the seven-day concussion disabled list less than a month after rejoining the team.

Report: A-Rod, PED supplier met during ALCS 06/19/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Good to be bad? Dirk Koetter's call for bold, brash Bucs


    Is being a badass team all about swagger and toughness? "Our whole thing is about competing," Bucs coach Dirk Koetter says. (Loren Elliott | Times)
  2. Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns over 'inappropriate conduct' (w/ video)


    OXFORD, Miss. — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze was at Jackson Country Club on Wednesday night, giving his yearly rah-rah speech about the Rebels overcoming adversity and getting ready for the college football season.

    If Hugh Freeze hadn’t resigned, Ole Miss says it would have fired him for violating his contract’s moral turpitude clause.
  3. Fennelly: With playoff chase in high gear, it's time for Rays to make a move

    The Heater


    Thursday was an off-day for the Rays, who are coming off a solid western swing. I assume there was no rest for the tag-team Rays baseball brain trust of Matt Silverman, Erik Neander and Chaim Bloom, whose job it is to improve this team in advance of the trade deadline. They've done a good job …

    Evan Longoria is glad to see the Rangers coming to town: He’s batting .296 against them with 15 homers and 56 RBIs in 69 career games.
  4. Rays vs. Rangers, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Rangers

    7:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 18:  Alex Cobb #53 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait during the Tampa Bay Rays photo day on February 18, 2017 at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, Floida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
  5. Good news for Rays on Steven Souza Jr. as MRI shows 'no damage' to hip


    The Rays got good news today on RF Steven Souza Jr., as an MRI showed "no damage" to his left hip.

    Steven Souza Jr. #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays holds his leg after hurting himself trying to steal second base in the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Alameda Coliseum on July 19, 2017 in Oakland, California.