Found June 19, 2013 on The Other Paper:
Alex Rodriguez was so desperate to break out of a batting slump during last year's ALCS that he reportedly turned to the one person he thought could help him — Biogenesis founder and accused PED peddler Anthony Bosch, reports The New York Daily News. According to an article Tuesday in The Miami New Times — the newspaper which first published documents from Bosch's anti-aging clinic, which linked dozens of pro athletes to performance-enhancing drug use — a former business associate of Bosch claims Rodriguez was mired in a major slump which caused him to lose his starting job in the series against the Detroit Tigers. In desperation,  A-Rod summoned Bosch to Detroit to help him. The Miami New Times reported that Porter Fischer said he confronted Bosch about the money owed to him when Bosch returned from Detroit after the Yankees were swept by the Tigers, a series in which A-Rod went 1-for-9. A baseball source said the Yankees had no knowledge of Bosch traveling to Detroit during the 2012 ALCS. A clipping from the Daily News article said: In addition to the A-Rod claim, Porter told the weekly paper that MLB investigators offered to pay him for information about Biogenesis and Bosch, the self-styled “biochemist” who allegedly supplied PEDs to Rodriguez, Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun and other players. MLB spokesman Patrick Courtney, however, disputed the allegations. Courtney said Fischer approached MLB officials about selling Bosch’s records to them. “He sought to be compensated for his information and documents,” Courtney said. “We were unable to reach an agreement. Since we became aware of the Biogenesis allegations, we have pursued every legal avenue to enforce our drug program.” Fischer, a Biogenesis investor who did marketing for the shuttered Coral Gables clinic, told the weekly newspaper that MLB paid him $5,000 for documents from the clinic. Fischer also claims in the report that he stole Biogenesis documents and later supplied them to the Miami New Times in January. Fischer told the paper that he turned over the documents to spite Bosch, because he says Bosch refused to pay money owed to him. Fischer also details in the New Times report how a friend provided notebooks — recalling interactions with Biogenesis clients — to representatives of Rodriguez. A spokesman for Rodriguez declined comment. Bosch and his representatives have met in Miami with MLB officials this month, after he agreed to provide them with information that can be used to discipline (or bury) Rodriguez. A source told the Daily News that Bosch and his representatives provided “reams of materials” about A-Rod, Braun and other players’ links to Biogenesis. A third baseball source told The Daily News Rodriguez doesn’t think Bosch “has anything” on him, and that baseball is “not going to be able to get what they want” to punish the slugger, who is currently rehabbing from January hip surgery. The third source added that Rodriguez is “very confident” he will play for the Yankees this season. A-Rod isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break. MLB officials have agreed to drop Bosch from their lawsuit, pay his legal expenses and indemnify him from future litigation if he provides them with credible information. Biogenesis — the anti-aging clinic that must make A-Rod feel like he's 100-years old.
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