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Saturday, February 02, 2013

NY Times: Baseball Officials Navigate Puzzle of Anti-Aging Clinics

In recent months, the [MLB] investigators have uncovered evidence that an employee for the player agents Sam and Seth Levinson was one of those intermediaries. Last summer, investigators discovered that the employee, Juan Carlos Nunez, had helped Cabrera hatch a cover-up scheme to avoid being suspended for testing positive for elevated testosterone. Cabrera received a 50-game suspension.

Baseball officials believe that the Levinsons knew about the plot, although the players union has cleared them of wrongdoing. After discovering the plot, Major League Baseball began to more closely scrutinize Nunez and the Levinsons. That led investigators to clinics in Florida.

Three of the players identified in the Miami New Times article — Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz — were the Levinsons’ clients.

The two baseball officials said Friday that many of their investigators were trying to learn more about the clinic. “It’s all hands on deck,” one official said.

The investigators have sought to talk to Romero and Acevedo [Bosch’s former investor and partner in the clinic, respectively], among others, the officials said.

When baseball’s investigators began looking into Nunez, the Levinsons and the clinic last summer, they created an improvised war room in the commissioner’s Park Avenue office in New York, where they mapped out a web of people tied to the clinic. Acevedo was among those people, according to one of the officials.

bobm Posted: February 02, 2013 at 12:12 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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