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.
A-Rod paid $305K for evidence in the Biogenesis investigation, according to records submitted to arbiter in appeal. nydn.us/19fRGR4.
Biogenesis suspensions: Electronic trail helped MLB secure bans sportingnews.com/mlb/story/2013…
I will be accepting my 50 game suspension for signing my autograph in the biogenesis scandal, for cash. #GoTribe
"These aren't the 'Roids you're looking for." - Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch trying to use the force while speaking with MLB lawyers
"I drop every bar with so much emphasis, we bang everything out the park, without a receipt from Biogenesis" #MagnaCartaSports
@craigcalcaterra Even if this has no legal standing I still think it'll go over better than MLBs Biogenesis witch hunt
@Nationals101 Biogenesis Makes "chemistry" in baseball Rather suspicious
New post: The Biogenesis Leaker bit.ly/14gPC7r
@craigcalcaterra Given MLB's lawsuit against Biogenesis I think this one stands a slight chance
The Buzz: Henry Rodriguez's wild debut, Biogenesis case gets slimy, great Will Venable catch, Nerlens Noel trouble. bit.ly/1apAUQo
This Biogenesis stuff is hilarious. It is totally like gangster, mafia-type shenanigans. Yet, MLB is going to take these records as gospel.
The MLB is really looking more and more shady by the day with this Biogenesis stuff: miaminewtimes.com/2013-06-20/new…
Thought the Biogenesis story/investigation couldn't get slimier? Think again! miaminewtimes.com/2013-06-20/new…
The latest installment of the Miami New Times' reporting about the Biogenesis clinic reads like a Carl Hiaasen novel, w/o the humor. #MLB
Dave-"There is stuff going on behind the scenes in the Miami Biogenesis probe-this is all about getting RBraun-ARod"
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.
U6 RNA biogenesis and disease association: U6 snRNA is one of five uridine-rich noncoding RNAs that form the m... bit.ly/16nQ1XJ
It was pretty smart of Dwyane Wade to put some distance between biogenesis & himself before having that game
June 14th BaseballHQ Radio is up! Featured guest: Joe Sheehan, discussing Biogenesis, his newsletter, the anemic... fb.me/2zp6MEbt6
Michael McCann has a new column for Sports Illustrated on what the deal between Tony Bosch and Major League Baseball bit.ly/160yu76
El caso Biogenesis y MLB, Lo Suspenderan o No? Conforme han seguido saliendo más informaciones en torno al nuevo... fb.me/1dDrjCwPN
Miami clinic owner Anthony Bosch to name up to 25 names in baseball doping scandal bit.ly/11m9UKk
Judge allows Biogenesis suit to move forward - atmlb.com/144mBMo
Insurance if Everth gets suspended for Biogenesis link? “@pgammo: Good for Pedro Ciriaco being traded to Padres for prbnl”