New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez received personal service at his home in Florida for injections of performance-enhancing injections from a clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball, ESPN reported Friday.
Anthony Bosch, who operated the Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, attended to Rodriguez's needs on numerous visits and personally administered injections. On one occasion, Rodriguez became upset when Bosch couldn't find a vein and Rodriguez started bleeding profusely, according to the Outside the Lines report,
Sources told ESPN that documents outlining drug regiments and schedules were reviewed. MLB is investigating the clinic as the focal point of a widespread doping operation in the area.
A Rodriguez spokesperson rejected the report Friday, saying "the allegations are not true," according to ESPN. Rodriguez also has denied accusations in the past that he was treated by Bosch or received PEDs from him.
Also, Travis Hafner's one-year deal with the Yankees is worth a reported $2 million upfront and an additional $4 million in incentives, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
The Yankees and Hafner are close to finalizing a contract, according to multiple reports. Hafner is expected to become the Yankees' designated hitter in 2013.
Hafner struggled to stay healthy during his time with the Cleveland Indians. In 2012, he was limited to 64 games and hit .228 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI.
---The Cincinnati Reds signed left-handed pitcher Manny Parra to a one-year deal and designated right-hander Todd Redmond for assignment.
They also signed catcher Miguel Olivo to a minor-league contract with an invitation to their major-league spring training camp.