MIAMI – Detailed patient files, payment records and handwritten notes link Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon and other players to a self-described Miami “biochemist” under investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Major League Baseball in what is being described by investigators as “the new BALCO.”
The names of the baseball stars — and more than a dozen other athletes — were found on records from Anthony Bosch’s now-shuttered anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis, that were leaked to a South Florida weekly paper by a former employee of the clinic.
As the Daily News first reported Saturday, federal investigators from the DEA and Florida, as well as MLB’s Department of Investigations, have been probing the link between Bosch and the Yankees’ third baseman, and as many as 20 other active players, for several months. According to sources, federal agents have already interviewed Bosch.
“It’s the tip of the iceberg,” said one law enforcement source of the names found in Bosch’s records.