MLB responds to Alex Rodriguez lawsuit

Jim McIsaac

The league denies that they are paying Anthony Bosch for his testimony against Alex Rodriguez.

Major League Baseball has issued a response regarding Alex Rodriguez's lawsuit filed late Thursday night, which accuses the league for "buying the cooperation" of Anthony Bosch.

The statement denies the accusations levied by Rodriguez in the lawsuit while charging him with using testosterone, human growth hormone and attempting a cover-up:

"While we vehemently deny the allegations in the complaint, none of those allegations is relevant to the real issue: whether Mr. Rodriguez violated the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program by using and possessing numerous forms of prohibited performance-enhancing substances, including testosterone and human growth hormone, over the course of multiple years and whether he violated the Basic Agreement by attempting to cover-up his violations of the Program by engaging in a course of conduct intended to obstruct and frustrate the Office of the Commissioner's investigation."

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Rodriguez's lawsuit alleges that the league is paying $5 million to Bosch for his cooperation in baseball's case against Rodriguez. Bosch is the former owner of the anti-aging clinic Biogenesis which provided PED's to a number of baseball players.

MLB and Rodriguez are currently engaged in a hearing regarding the third baseman's 211-game suspension independent of the lawsuit. Bosch has been validating the league's evidence in the hearing, and was placed under cross-examination Thursday.

Rodriguez and his attorneys may file more lawsuits in the coming weeks. A source told Wallace Matthews of that a lawsuit filed against Yankees physician Chris Ahmad is still forthcoming.

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