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MLB roundup: Baseball's purchase of documents reportedly hindered probe

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Major League Baseball interfered with a Florida Department of Health investigation into former Biogenesis chief Tony Bosch by purchasing documents they had been told not to obtain, ESPN reported.

According to the report, which was based on sources, the Department of Health had to close its case on Bosch with just a $5,000 fine (later reduced to $3,000) and a cease-and-desist letter because Major League Baseball's actions limited the scope of the health department's investigation.

MLB knew the documents were intended for Florida investigators, and it also knew that purchasing those documents might hinder the state's investigation by preventing it from obtaining additional evidence against Bosch.

MLB officials did not inform health department officials they had acquired the documents, according to source for the report.

---New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez's interview with Major League Baseball, scheduled for Friday, was postponed because of an illness, Newsday reported.

Rodriguez is reportedly recovering in California. No date was set to reschedule the interview, but it may be Monday.

---Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, who missed the final two months of the season with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot, said on ESPNDeportes Radio that his foot is now "99.9 percent healthy," MLB.com reported.
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