Anthony Bosch, the South Florida clinician central to MLB's latest PED scandal, tells ESPN's Pedro Gomez that he's been "falsely accused throughout the media."
Bosch, through the former Biogenesis clinic, is alleged to have supplied a number of current major leaguers with banned substances, including HGH and testosterone. Among the players alleged to have been clients of Bosch's are Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon, Ryan Braun and Yasmani Grandal.
Bosch, who was present with his attorneys for the interview, refused to address any alleged clients by name but did say, "I am a nutritionist. I don't know anything about performance-enhancing drugs."
Reached for comment, MLB executive vice-president Rob Manfred said: "We've tried to reach out to Mr. Bosch directly and through his attorneys for months and have received no response. We've been trying to serve process (for MLB's lawsuit) on him for a number of weeks. Unsuccessfully. We'd be thrilled to meet with Mr. Bosch whenever and wherever he wants to meet."
As Manfred mentions, MLB is suing Bosch. Sources tell ESPN that Bosch is also being investigated by the Florida Department of Health.