NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with the Alex Rodriguez grievance hearing tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball’s No. 2 executive testified this week the sport wasn’t concerned if the head of a Florida clinic distributed performance-enhancing drugs to minors. MLB’s sole interest was the relationship Biogenesis of America founder Anthony Bosch had with players under investigation.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the testimony is confidential.
MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred was asked by Rodriguez’s lawyers about documents indicating that Bosch had given PEDs to high school students.
Manfred said he assumed, based on documents in MLB’s possession and media reports, Bosch had distributed illegal substances to minors, but he never asked Bosch about it. The person familiar with the hearing added that Manfred said MLB was interested only in possible criminal activity involving players.