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Tony Bosch and Biogenesis: MLB Steroid Scandal

This past January, Miami New Times reported that Biogenesis, a Miami clinic run by Anthony Bosch, a longtime hustler with a fake medical degree, had likely provided banned substances to some of Major League Baseball's biggest names. Among them: the New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, the Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun, and the Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez.

The story was backed up by hundreds of pages of original documents from the clinic, which is located near the University of Miami. It became the talk of the baseball world and was followed by ESPN, the New York Times, and virtually all national sports media.

On July 22, Braun, the former NL MVP and University of Miami star, accepted a 65-game ban for his ties to the clinic and apologized to fans. On August 5, a dozen other players connected to Biogenesis accepted 50-game bans, and Rodriguez was hit with an unprecedented 211-game ban, which he immediately appealed.

All in all, the scandal has resulted in the biggest round of mass suspensions for performance-enhancing drug use in baseball history.

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  1. A Miami Clinic Supplies Drugs to Sports' Biggest Names
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  2. How Porter Fischer Exposed the Coral Gables Clinic
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  3. Biogenesis Just Hints at Florida's Anti-Aging Catastrophe
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  4. When Will Bosch Get His Due?
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  5. The A-Rod Files: Every Mention of the Yankees Slugger in Tony Bosch's Records
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  6. The Gio Gonzalez Files: Every Mention of The Nationals Pitcher in Tony Bosch's Notebooks
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  7. The Tony Bosch Files: Nelson Cruz, Yasmani Grandal, Wayne Odesnik, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Yasmani Grandal, Jimmy Goins and Yuri Sucart's Records
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  8. Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Wayne Odesnik, Anthony Bosch Deny Miami New Times Biogenesis Report
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  9. MLB Steroid Scandal: What's Next for New Times
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  10. New Times Says No to MLB
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  11. MLB May Suspend 20 Players With Links to Miami Clinic For Up To 100 Games Each
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  12. MLB to Suspend 13 Players Linked to Biogenesis, A-Rod To Appeal
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  13. Report: MLB Could Ban A-Rod for Life
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  14. Thanks to Biogenesis Scandal Florida High School Athletes Might Get Tested for PEDs
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  15. Were UFC Fighters Biogenesis Clients? Prez Dana White Doesn't "Give a Shit"
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  16. 60 Minutes: Alex Rodriguez Leaked Other Biogenesis Players To the Media
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  17. Ryan Braun Admits He Used PEDs During 2011 MVP Season
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  18. Miami-Dade Prosecutors Open Probe Into Tony Bosch
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  19. Alex Rodriguez Sues Major League Baseball Over Biogenesis "Witch Hunt"
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  20. A-Rod Drops MLB Lawsuit, Apparently Accepts Season-Long Suspension
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1030 comments
M Galeo
M Galeo

BioGenesis is falling apart. I may lose out this year.

Miss JMV
Miss JMV

To me, Biogenesis sounds like what they were doing to people on that island in "Die Another Day."

Robs
Robs

Theres no way in hell that NO ONE knew these guys were taking PEDS besides Tony Bosch.

Dan
Dan

I just want to enjoy baseball and ignore biogenesis.

Ryan
Ryan

So glad the Sox aren't losing anybody to the biogenesis scandal.

Snake Doctor
Snake Doctor

Yeah BioGenesis track record looks awful. These guys suck! I'm never buying from them!

Switz
Switz

I will be accepting my 50 game suspension for signing my autograph in the biogenesis scandal, for cash.

(Ter)Rance Mulliniks
(Ter)Rance Mulliniks

"These aren't the 'Roids you're looking for." - Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch trying to use the force while speaking with MLB lawyers

alex
alex

"I drop every bar with so much emphasis, we bang everything out the park, without a receipt from Biogenesis"

Landmark
Landmark

This Biogenesis stuff is hilarious. It is totally like gangster, mafia-type shenanigans. Yet, MLB is going to take these records as gospel.

steven marcus
steven marcus

Anthony Bosch still defendant in MLB Biogenesis suit in Miami. Motions to be heard June 24.

Bob Wait
Bob Wait

The latest installment of the Miami New Times' reporting about the Biogenesis clinic reads like a Carl Hiaasen novel, w/o the humor.

Lee Hacksaw Hamilton
Lee Hacksaw Hamilton

Dave-"There is stuff going on behind the scenes in the Miami Biogenesis probe-this is all about getting RBraun-ARod"

Jaymes Langrehr
Jaymes Langrehr

Just we're clear: MLB thinks being associated with Tony Bosch is literally 10 times worse than throwing at 2 guys' heads in a game.

13- Dave McD
13- Dave McD

It was pretty smart of Dwyane Wade to put some distance between biogenesis & himself before having that game

BaseballHQ
BaseballHQ

June 14th BaseballHQ Radio is up! Featured guest: Joe Sheehan, discussing Biogenesis, his newsletter, the anemic... fb.me/2zp6MEbt6

Lily Ramirez
Lily Ramirez

Michael McCann has a new column for Sports Illustrated on what the deal between Tony Bosch and Major League Baseball bit.ly/160yu76

FVSNN
FVSNN

Miami clinic owner Anthony Bosch to name up to 25 names in baseball doping scandal bit.ly/11m9UKk

Matty Advice
Matty Advice

Insurance if Everth gets suspended for Biogenesis link? “@pgammo: Good for Pedro Ciriaco being traded to Padres for prbnl”

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