According to four independent sources, SI is reporting that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.
The results of that year’s survey testing of 1,198 players were meant to be anonymous under the agreement between the commissioner’s office and the players association. Rodriguez’s testing information was found, however, after federal agents, armed with search warrants, seized the ’03 test results from Comprehensive Drug Testing, Inc., of Long Beach, Calif., one of two labs used by MLB in connection with that year’s survey testing.
A-Rod was approached by reporters at a Miami gym, and he did not deny the accusations:
“You’ll have to talk to the union,” said Rodriguez, the Yankees’ third baseman since his trade to New York in February 2004. When asked if there was an explanation for his positive test, he said, “I’m not saying anything.”
Reportedly, Rodriguez tested positive for both testosterone and a steroid known as Primobolan.