MLB investigating Cano rep

The Sports Xchange

Major League Baseball is investigating New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano for potentially having ties to controversial South Florida clinic Biogenesis, ESPN reported Monday.

Sonia Cruz, a spokeswoman for Cano's foundation, is listed as being a Biogenesis customer last summer.

Outfielder Melky Cabrera and teammate Alex Rodriguez, friends of Cano, are also being investigation for connections with the clinic.

"It doesn't have anything to do with me," Cano told reporters Monday. "I know what I'm doing and I know myself. I'm going to play my game. I didn't see what the story said but I have no comment."

Cano said that Cruz is still a spokeswoman for his foundation.

The Miami-based clinic is suspected of providing performance-enhancing drugs to major league players.

Biogenesis' client lists reportedly includes Cruz, Cabrera and Rodriguez. Records indicate that Cruz owed the clinic $300 last July and August, an amount consistent with a weight-loss regiment and not performance-enhancing drugs, according to ESPN.

Cruz told ESPN that Cano "definitely never did" receive anything from the clinic.

"I met with a nurse who works for the clinic, but I met her outside the clinic just to talk to her about a diet program they have for women," Cruz said. "I never went through with it once she explained what it was. I thought it was just a diet/nutritional thing, but it was diet, nutrition, pills and stuff."

No major leaguers have been suspended because of their connections to Biogenesis, but minor leaguer Cesar Carrillo was banned 100 games.

Cano is batting .324 with five home runs in 17 games this season.