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NEW YORK -- Major League Baseballs key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate

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NEW YORK -- Major League Baseballs key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Tre Jackson Jersey . Anthony Bosch, the founder of the now shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis, said in a "60 Minutes" interview aired on CBS on Sunday night that Rodriguez paid him $12,000 per month to provide him with an assortment of banned drugs that included testosterone and human growth hormone. Rob Manfred, the chief operating officer of Major League Baseball, said during the news program that Bosch chose to co-operate in the investigation in part because he feared for his life. MLBs suspension of Rodriguez was reduced on Saturday by an arbitrator from 211 games to 162, plus all playoff games next season. Rodriguezs lawyers plan to file a suit in federal court Monday to overturn the arbitration ruling. Commissioner Bud Selig, who did not testify during the sluggers appeal, defended the largest suspension ever handed out under the Joint Drug Agreement. "In my judgment his actions were beyond comprehension," Selig said on the show. "I think 211 games was a very fair penalty." Bosch said he began working with Rodriguez -- who was motivated by his pursuit of 800 career home runs -- five days before the New York Yankees third baseman hit his 600th homer on Aug. 4, 2010. Bosch said the first words out of Rodriguezs mouth were: "What did Manny Ramirez take in 2008 and 2009?" Ramirez was suspended 50 games in 2009 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers after testing positive for a banned drug, his first of two offences. Of the 14 players suspended as a result of MLBs investigation into Biogenesis, Rodriguez was the only one to appeal the ban. A self-taught practitioner who was once fined $5,000 for practicing medicine without a license, Bosch outlined his relationship with the three-time AL MVP. He said he designed the program to help Rodriguez maximize the effects of the drugs and remain clean in the eyes of baseball. Rodriguez never failed a test during the period in question. Detailing a clandestine operation, Bosch said the duo used code words for the drugs like "gummies" for testosterone lozenges, which Rodriguez sometimes took right before games. Bosch said he once drew A-Rods blood in the bathroom stall of a Miami restaurant. Bosch also said he injected A-Rod with banned drugs because the former No. 1 draft pick with 654 career homers was afraid of needles. Details of Boschs relationship with Rodriguez have never been made public because the Joint Drug Agreement and Collective Bargaining Agreement requires confidentiality from both sides. Rodriguezs lawyer Joseph Tacopina chastised MLB for participating in the segment -- even though he also was interviewed. "Tonights further expansion of Bud Selig and Rob Manfreds quest to destroy Alex Rodriguez goes beyond comprehension," he said in a statement. "In a clearly pre-orchestrated display, Selig and Manfred, having known for some time what the result of the arbitration would be (in light of Manfred sitting on the arbitration panel) put forth an unparalleled display of hubris and vindictiveness -- complete with Manfred appearing in tandem with the drug dealer Tony Bosch, both in full makeup, celebrating the joint victory of Boschs lies and Manfreds intimidation and payments for testimony." The players association, which filed the appeal on Rodriguezs behalf, said in a statement it was disappointed, and that they might take action. "It is unfortunate that Major League Baseball apparently lacks faith in the integrity and finality of the arbitrators decision and our Joint Drug Agreement, such that it could not resist the temptation to publicly pile-on against Alex Rodriguez," the statement said. "MLBs post-decision rush to the media is inconsistent with our collectively-bargained arbitration process, in general, as well as the confidentiality and credibility of the Joint Drug Agreement, in particular. "As a result, the Players Association is considering all legal options available to remedy any breaches committed by MLB," the statement said. Baseball said in a statement later Sunday that it had informed the players association it would respond publicly once the appeal is over. "It is ironic that the MLBPA is complaining about MLBs participation in this program given that Mr. Rodriguezs lawyer is also participating in the show," the statement said, referring to Tacopina. The 38-year-old Rodriguez has denied he ever took illegal substances after 2003 -- he admitted in 2009 he took steroids from 2001-03. He already sued MLB and Selig in October, claiming they are engaged in a "witch hunt" against him. "60 Minutes" reported it had over 500 Blackberry messages between Bosch and Rodriguez. Baseball connected the pin number of the messages to a phone owned by Rodriguez. Said one message from a phone owned by A-Rod: "Gummie at 1045am?... game at 1pm." Rodriguezs lawyers have said they were talking about nutrition in their exchanges. The news program also displayed a heavily redacted document showing a payment of nearly $50,000 from "A-Rod Corporation" to Boschs lawyer -- a sum that was returned. The payment, according to Bosch, was part of an effort by Rodriguez and his people to keep Bosch quiet. After Bosch rejected Rodriguezs request for him to sign an affidavit affirming he never gave A-Rod PEDs, Bosch says among other things it was suggested he "leave town" until the case was over. He says he was offered money and a trip to Colombia. When he rejected the trip, Bosch said his ex-girlfriend received a text in Spanish that said Bosch would not live until the end of the year. Tacopina denied it all. "Absolutely not. He didnt bribe anyone. There was no allegation that he bribed anyone," Tacopina said. "And the notion that Bosch is now coming on a television interview without the benefit of cross-examination or an oath -- is laughable." Baseball finally got its breakthrough with Bosch after MLB sued him. A lawyer advised Bosch to "align ourself with somebody as powerful as Alex." In a scene right out of a suspense movie, Manfred and a top league lawyer met with Bosch at a Miami restaurant. "He was fidgety, nervous, uncomfortable," Manfred said. "His principal concern from the very beginning was his personal safety." "He told us that there had been threats on his life," Manfred continued. "Some of them were associates of baseball players which was an issue of great concern to us, some of them were associates of Alex Rodriguez. ... The individual that was of greatest concern to Mr. Bosch was a known associate of Mr. Rodriguez." Baseball and Bosch struck a deal that included security for Bosch in exchange for his testimony. Cyrus Jones Jersey . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. Chris Long Patriots Jersey . In their first meeting for six years, the Frenchmen dropped serve twice in the first set, but Giquel broke Simon two more times in the second. 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He made 10 appearances across three minor-league levels in the Blue Jays organization last year and was 0-4 with a 4.81 earned run average in 35 1/3 innings, then was 1-1 in four spring-training starts this year while posting a 1.50 ERA across 15 innings. In one career meeting against the Rays, Hutchison was tagged for seven hits and six runs in four innings of an 8-5 loss at Tropicana Field on May 22, 2012. "I just think he looks stronger, his bodys filled out even more," Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said. "I think hes coming into his own. Hes more mature. I just cant get over how he carries himself. Hes actually a young leader on this team." The Rays will oppose him with right-hander Alex Cobb, whos won 11 games in each of his first two big-league seasons. The Boston native was a fourth-round pick of the Rays in the 2006 draft and initially reached the majors at the tail end of 2011, when he made nine starts and won three gamees while posting a 3. Geneo Grissom Jersey. 2 ERA. He went 11-9 in 23 starts in 2012 and 11-3 in 22 outings last season, while holding batters to averages of .254 and .228, respectively. Cobb is 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA in two career starts against the Blue Jays, whove managed eight hits and struck out nine times in 13 1/3 innings. On Monday, in a matchup of the 2012 Cy Young winners, David Price outdueled R.A. Dickey and the Rays took down the Blue Jays, 9-2. Price (1-0) threw seven scoreless innings before giving up a two-run homer to Erik Kratz in the top of the eighth. The 2012 AL Cy Young winner finished with six strikeouts, allowing six hits and one walk in 7 1/3 innings. Reigning AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers went 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI in his first Opening Day start for Tampa Bay. Matt Joyce drove in three runs while going 2-for-2 with a double and Evan Longoria and James Loney picked up an RBI apiece. The 2012 NL Cy Young winner, Dickey (0-1) lasted five innings, getting knocked around for six runs and five hits while walking six and fanning four. Kratz was the lone bright spot for Toronto, smacking a two-run homer on the first and only pitch he saw. Tampa won 11 of its 19 matchups with the Blue Jays last season. In fact, Toronto hasnt won a series at Tropicana Field since April 6-8, 2007, with Tampa Bay going 19-0-1 in series play since then. The Rays 148 wins over the Jays and their 84 wins at Tropicana Field are their most against any opponent. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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