On Tuesday morning, the Miami New Times shook up the baseball world with an "explosive" article three months in the making which detailed information writer Tim Elfrink found in what was described as, "an extraordinary batch of records," given to the paper by an employee off an anti-aging clinic called "Biogenesis" which has since gone out of business. The New Times' reporter examined, "... patient files, the payment records, and the handwritten notebooks kept by the clinic's chief," 49-year-old, Anthony "Tony" Bosch, whose personal notebooks connected several major league players to the facility which was suspected, "... "... selling performance-enhancing drugs, from human growth hormone (HGH) to testosterone to anabolic steroids," to professional athletes.
The Miami New Times conducted, "Interviews with six customers and two former employees," who corroborated, "the tale told by the patient files, the payment records, and the handwritten notebooks kept by the clinic's chief."
Washington Nationals' left-hander Gio Gonzalez was one of seven players whose names were included in the article. Also mentioned in the notebooks were three major leaguers (Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Yasmani Grandal) who tested positive for PEDs in 2012 and were suspended, one player, Alex Rodriguez (who admitted to having used steroids earlier in his career) and another player, Cesar Carrillo who's played three games in the majors in an eight-year pro career.
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