ESPN’s sources are saying things again. Currently, these things are being said about New York Yankees slugger (read: he’s muscular) Robinson Cano. Yes, these things are of the steroid and/or PED variety. Yes, there is legitimate speculation that Robinson Cano was a client of Biogenesis, the clinic that brought us the A-Rod and Ryan Braun scandal-y scandals. This doesn’t come out of nowhere, as there was a somewhat believable rumor circulating earlier, that we actually found credible enough to mention on our esteemed internet space.
This is far from confirmed evidence, but when there is smoke, there are often needles and hormones and sketchiness, because this is MLB.
The spokeswoman for Robinson Cano’s foundation is listed as having been a client of the Biogenesis clinic last summer, although she denies having received anything from the clinic and says Cano “definitely never did.”
Major League Baseball, however, has possession of a Biogenesis client roster that lists the spokeswoman, Sonia Cruz, and is investigating whether Cano had any relationship to the clinic, sources familiar with MLB’s investigation told “Outside the Lines.”
Cano has denied knowing clinic founder Tony Bosch or having ever used performance-enhancing drugs. But as his best friend, Melky Cabrera, his mentor, Alex Rodriguez, and now his spokeswoman have all been connected to clinic documents, MLB wants to know whether any relationship between Cano and the clinic exists.
Cruz, 31, says she was never a client of the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, but records obtained by “Outside the Lines” list her as owing $300 in both July and August of last year. The records indicate that she paid the full balance in July, but the August records do not mention any payment.
Two former Bosch associates said the $300 monthly tab was consistent with a weight-loss regimen, not performance-enhancing drugs.
As far as steroid excuses go, this one actually sounds somewhat believable. We’ll likely find out soon, regardless. And if he is indeed guilty, don’tcha know he’ll get a 50-game suspension and probably become worse at baseball, or do more illegal stuff.