A report by the Miami New TimesÂ today indicates that Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz may have received steroids or human growthÂ hormones from a Â Miami clinic that also catered toÂ San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A’s pitcher Bartolo ColÃ³n, Cuban boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, and even Alex Rodriguez.
The clinic in question isÂ Biogenesis, an “anti-aging” clinic that abruptly closed shop last month. A former employee gave the company’s customer spreadsheets to the New Times. As for Cruz’s alleged participation:
But there are also several prominent professionals in Bosch’s records who have never before been linked to steroid use. According to his July 2012 client sheet, Bosch sold $4,000 of product to Nelson Cruz, whom he nicknames “Mohamad.” Cruz, the power-hitting Dominican outfielder for the Texas Rangers, has whacked 130 bombs in his eight-year career without any links to performance-enhancing drugs. Until now. Bosch writes in his 2012 book: “Need to call him, go Thur to Texas, take meds from April 5-May 5, will owe him troches and… and will infuse them in May.”
The Rangers, according to DMN reporter Evan Grant, said only that the team was contacted by theÂ Miami New Times and that it then contacted MLB. The team had no further comment.