Sunday, July 6, 2014
(New York, NY) -- A new book alleges that suspended Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez used performance-enhancing drugs during his 2007 MVP season with permission from Major League Baseball. The novel "Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball's Steroid Era," says he used testosterone, which is a banned PED, under a therapeutic use exemption. "A-Rod" was one of two players granted an exemption for testosterone that season. Rodriguez has also asked for exemptions for two other banned substances, a woman's fertility drug and weight loss drug that increases testosterone. He is currently serving a 162-game suspension for his involvement in the MLB's Biogenesis scandal.