Manny Ramirez and Scott Boras
Manny Ramirez and his agent Scott Boras are at the center of a report that says the pair tried to cover up Ramirez's 2009 positive test for PED usage REUTERS/Steve Nesius

LOS ANGELES, CA – Baseball’s number one super agent, Scott Boras, is in hot water after Newsday reported on Friday that he helped client, Manny Ramirez, cover up his illegal PED use in 2009. Boras is one of the more outspoken agents in the business and never shies away from the cameras when his clients are in trouble. You can usually finding him sitting behind home plate at Los Angeles Dodgers games.

According to the report that was published by Newsday, Anthony Bosch, who became world famous during the Biogenesis scandal that broke two years ago, told federal investigators in a sworn statement that he met with Boras after Ramirez tested positive for a banned substance in 2009.

Bosch who was known simply as “Dr. T”, also gave New York Yankees slugger, Alex Rodriguez PEDs during the same 2010 season. According to Bosch, Ramirez’s agent wanted his help to fabricate medial records and cover up his client’s failed test. Together, Bosch and Boras claimed that Ramirez accidentally used testosterone cream thinking it was his uncle’s aftershave.

In addition to helping Ramirez and Boras find a legitimate reason to explain the failed test, Bosch, with the help of his father, Dr. Pedro Bosch, prescribed Ramirez the women’s fertility drug, hCG, for which he was notoriously suspended 50 games for while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009.

Ironically, Boras is also the agent for Alex Rodriguez who is at the center of the Biogenesis scandal. Until now, Boras has been able to keep his own name out of the headlines, but its no coincidence that a number of Boras clients were patients of Dr. Bosch without Boras knowing something illegal was going on.

It is unknown whether or not at this time the MLB will enforce disciplinary action for Boras’s role in the scandal, but new commissioner, Rob Manfred, will certainly address it during baseball’s winter meetings and when he takes over in January.

Meanwhile, Manny Ramirez has been relatively unheard of since he last played in the majors for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011 before a second positive test forced him to retire. Ramirez served as a player/coach for the Chicago Cubs triple-A team in Iowa last season. Ramirez’s agent, Scott Boras, released the following statement after hearing he was connected to the scandal:

I have never met Tony Bosch I have never talked to Tony Bosch. I have never been to his office or conducted any meetings with him.

In 2009, we received notice of a positive drug test for Manny Ramirez. It was while investigating that matter we learned about Tony Bosch for the first time. We were told he was a doctor treating Ramirez. One of our staff attorneys reached out to Bosch to obtain his medical records, like we would with any doctor.

There was no litigation in this matter, or statements taken from anyone in our office The player was represented by the MLBPA, and hired independent counsel to aid in his defense. MLB and the MLBPA then worked out a settlement. We were not a party to those negotations. Any-one curious about the counsel we gave our client should examine the statement that Ramirez gave the media following his settlement. Ramirez admitted use, and did not offer a legal defense. Furthermore, I was not personally called or emailed about these allegations. Newsday chose to publish this story without any direct communication with me

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