Former Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch gets prison sentence reduced
A federal judge reduced the prison sentence of Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch by 16 months on Thursday, according to the Associated Press.
The decision means that Bosch could be out of prison sometime this year.
Bosch, who originally received a four-year sentence after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute testosterone in October 2014, had falsely claimed to be a licensed medical doctor. He received payments from professional baseball players in exchange for steroid injections. Fourteen players, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, were suspended by Major League Baseball after an investigation into Bosch's clinic.
U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles granted a request from prosecutors to reduce Bosch’s sentence after he gave evidence against four other people involved in the Biogenesis case, including a chemist and a sports agent who had recruited players to the group. Bosch’s lawyers also claim that key information was provided to MLB investigators about Rodriguez, who initially denied taking banned substances.
Rodriguez hit .250 with 33 home runs and 86 RBIs in 2015 after being suspended by MLB for the entire 2014 season.