Major League Baseball apparently has secured a star witness in its investigation of performance-enhancing drug use among active players: Tony Bosch, founder of the now-defunct Biogenesis wellness clinic at the center of the probe.
MLB has searched for evidence of PED use by Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and others over the past several months. But they didn't have an informant with intimate knowledge of the PED-related activity to substantiate information contained in documents related to Biogenesis. That has changed, according to an ESPN report Tuesday evening.
The ESPN report said Bosch "reached an agreement this week to cooperate with MLB's investigation" into Biogenesis. In return, according to the report, MLB has agreed to drop a lawsuit it had filed against Bosch earlier this year and "put in a good word with any law enforcement agency that may bring charges against him."
MLB has pursued Braun with particular vigor since his 50-game suspension for a positive PED test was overt...