Miami Doc Investigated for Giving Manny PEDs

A Coral Gables father-son team is the target of the feds

Pedro and Anthony Bosch are under investigation by the DEA, which thinks the two physicians are the drug suppliers for L.A. Dodgers slugger Manny Ramirez, according to

Ramirez, who makes his home in Miami, is currently serving out the last days of his MLB-imposed, 50-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He tested positive for a drug commonly used as a masking agent for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

The DEA and MLB have confirmed that an investigation is currently taking place, but would not comment on the suspects.

Pedro Bosch runs a clinic across the street from Coral Gables Hospital and has been licensed in the state since 1976. His son, Anthony, has an affinity for hanging around baseball players, sources told ESPN, and has been seen attending parties with players and netting hard-to-get tickets to ball games, especially in Boston and New York.

After being suspended May 7, Ramirez was very vague about what happened and how he tested positive for a banned substance.

"Recently I saw a physician for a personal health issue," Ramirez said in his only statement to the press. "He gave me a medication, not a steroid, which he thought was okay to give me. Unfortunately, the medication was banned under our drug policy. Under the policy that mistake is now my responsibility."

HCG, commonly used as a fertility drug, is not an anabolic steroid, but boosts the body's natural testosterone production. It is commonly used by athletes and others coming off a steroid cycle.

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