It was only a matter of time before the next big story broke about performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. There was always going to be another BALCO-type discovery. Steroids and HGH were only the beginning. Today, The Miami New Times broke the story that everyone had hoped not to see, but knew was coming. BALCO East is located in a facility called Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic located in Florida. The report cites names from a variety of sports, but it is once again Alex Rodriguez who gets the headlines. Other baseball names cited in the Times story are Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, Oakland A’s starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, and Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez.
The well researched and documented Times story reported by Tim Elfrink is a result of an investigation of Anthony Bosch whose records were secured. The records are mostly handwritten notes containing the players’ names, nicknames, payment information, and lists of medication. The article contains photographs of these documents.