Major League Baseball has filed suit against Biogensis and owner-operator Anthony Bosch over their alleged role in supplying banned performance-enhancing substances to a number of major-league ballplayers. Now, reports ESPN.com's T.J. Quinn, MLB has made the leap ...
MLB filed its case v Bosch and Biogenesis in Florida state court 8:57 am. They're seeking all materials. Now, do they still exist...?— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) March 22, 2013
CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman confirmed the report early Friday afternoon.
To recap, Bosch, under the auspices of his role as a Biogenesis clinician, is alleged to have served as a "PED pipeline" for the players named in the original Miami New Times report -- Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz, among them (again, allegedly on all counts).
MLB is moving forward with the suit likely in an effort to not only receive financial recompense, but also to coerce some parties into cooperating further with the ongoing investigation.
While IANAL, most legally informed takes I've read on this issue suggest MLB will have a difficult time proving its case to any meaningful effect. In part that's because Bosch is believed to have destroyed any number of relevant documents, and in part that's because the New Times recently declined MLB's request to view its Biogenesis files.
In any event, gentlemen, start your billable hours!