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Ex-Clinic Owner Anthony Bosch Pleads Guilty in MLB Drug Case

The former owner of a South Florida clinic has pleaded guilty to charges of illegally providing performance-enhancing drugs to Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

Anthony Bosch, former owner of the Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute testosterone before a Miami federal judge Thursday.

Bosch's attorneys and federal prosecutors previously reached an agreement in which Bosch admitted to providing testosterone to baseball players, from professionals to high school athletes. Six other people are charged in the case that resulted in suspensions against Rodriguez and other MLB players.

Bosch faces a maximum 10-year prison term but will likely get less in return for his guilty plea and cooperation against the other defendants. Sentencing is set for Dec. 18.

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