Yankees’ Cano denies Biogenesis involvement

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano (Matt Slocum/AP).
April 22, 2013, 6:11 PM

New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is denying allegations he has any involvement with the controversial Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in South Florida.

According to a report from ESPN‘s T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish, a spokesperson for Cano’s RC24 Foundation charity, Sonia Cruz, was listed as a client of the clinic last summer.

Biogenesis is accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of baseball players.

“It has nothing do with me,” Cano told reporters in Tampa Bay, Fla., Monday prior to the Yankees game against the Rays. “I’m just going to keep playing my game to help the team win.

“I didn’t see what the story said but I have no comment.”

Cruz has denied ever being a client of Biogenesis, but Major League Baseball is investigating the matter, according to the report.

“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.”

Dozens of players, including Cano’s teammate Alex Rodriquez and former teammate Melky Cabrera, have reportedly had their names appear in Biogenesis records, according to a USA Today source.

To date, no MLB players have been disciplined because of alleged connections to the clinic.

MLB officials have yet to comment on this latest Biogenesis allegation.

 

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