With an eye on protecting his clients from the potential lure of performance-enhancing drugs, baseball agent Scott Boras has decided to open a training facility in South Florida.
The idea is to "bring about a certain level of assurance that the players we represent are certainly given the best information and best professional training," Boras told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
Boras has had two high-profile clients --Alex Rodriguez and Mann Ramirez -- linked to PED use. Boras and said the clinic will work with baseball clubs to provide information about what players are doing.
"We feel we can best avoid all of the outside resources that are attacking these young men and providing them with false information and less than licensed professional medical assistance."
The new Boras Sports Training Institute in South Florida is not the agent's first foray into this type of endeavor. He opened a training facility in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2003.
Former outfielder Alex Ochoa will run the South Florida facility. Services and amenities including a gym, personal trainers and sports psychologists will be free to Boras clients.