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Cooperation Nets Sentence Cut for Baseball Drug Clinic Owner

Baseball
Posted at 3:27 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 15:27:00-05

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge has reduced by over a year the prison sentence being served by the former owner of a South Florida clinic that supplied banned substances to baseball players including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles granted prosecutors' request Thursday to cut Anthony Bosch's four-year sentence by 16 months, or about a third. Prosecutors say Bosch provided vital information in the investigation.

Bosch ran the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, accepting thousands of dollars for banned performance-enhancing substances used by Rodriguez and other players. Bosch pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute testosterone. Seven other people admitted key roles.

Rodriguez served a season-long suspension but resumed his Yankees career last year.

His lawyer says Bosch is undergoing substance abuse treatment in prison.