Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, February 01, 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 01, 2013 at 11:12 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: agents, alex rodriguez, steroids

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost screws up everything with hubris
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his 2017 HOF Tracker Up and Running
(116 - 12:23am, Dec 11)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogSarris -- Going off the record at baseball's winter meetings - Insider ($)
(13 - 12:08am, Dec 11)
Last: Mike Webber

NewsblogOTP: 5 December 2016: Baseball's New Collective Bargaining Agreement
(1769 - 12:06am, Dec 11)
Last: Guy Heckler's Veto

NewsblogOT - College Football Bowl Spectacular (December 2016 - January 2017)
(76 - 11:47pm, Dec 10)
Last: Lance Reddick! Lance him!

NewsblogLeyland Wants Change In U.S. Mentality In Next Year's WBC
(16 - 11:25pm, Dec 10)
Last: Guy Heckler's Veto

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(1319 - 11:24pm, Dec 10)
Last: no STIGGLES...no STIGGLES......you're the STIGGLES

NewsblogWinning in MLB is harder when everyone is smarter - SweetSpot- ESPN
(6 - 11:23pm, Dec 10)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogWEEI: SOURCES: FORMER RED SOX MANAGER BOBBY VALENTINE BEING CONSIDERED FOR UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN
(67 - 10:55pm, Dec 10)
Last: MikeTorrez

NewsblogHow Did Rick Porcello Go From Afterthought to Ace?
(17 - 6:14pm, Dec 10)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Gonfalon CubsCubs roster update - post Winter Meetings
(29 - 5:46pm, Dec 10)
Last: Andere Richtingen

NewsblogWhy the Adam Eaton trade wasn’t a panic move for the Washington Nationals - The Washington Post
(15 - 5:12pm, Dec 10)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPitch boss on Fox baseball drama's struggle and future | EW
(11 - 4:42pm, Dec 10)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogDexter Fowler's $82.5M deal with the Cardinals shows free agency is alive and well
(2 - 3:39pm, Dec 10)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogOT: October-November 2016 Soccer Thread
(380 - 1:01pm, Dec 10)
Last: I am going to be Frank

NewsblogJAYSON STARK ON THE WINTER MEETINGS: “I’M ONLY GOING TO REPORT INFORMATION THAT I AM CONFIDENT ABOUT”
(21 - 11:49am, Dec 10)
Last: McCoy

Page rendered in 0.1398 seconds
45 querie(s) executed