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A-Rod confirms meeting with MLB investigators

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez confirmed moments ago he met with Major League Baseball Investigators yesterday to discuss what he knew about a Canadian doctor who finds himself in the middle of a federal drug probe. The New York Daily News first reported the meeting today.

“I cooperated, they were very happy and that’s it,” Rodriguez said after coming out of today’s game with the Orioles in the 6th inning.”

Pressed for what’s next for him he said, “I can’t say too much more about it. I’m really not allowed to say any more.”

The Daily News reported that agents from Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations questioned Alex Rodriguez in Tampa on Thursday about the Yankee star’s relationship with Tony Galea, considered a guru of human growth hormone. He was arrested and his car seized when illegal drugs were found in a car driven by his former assistant, Mary Anne Catalano. The woman told authorities that Galea asked her to carry drugs across the border. Galea does not have a license to practice in the U.S. and faces criminal charges in the US.

Mets players Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes have already been interviewed about their ties to the human growth hormone guru.

The paper said Galea treated Rodriguez after he underwent hip surgery in Vail, Colo., last year. The doctor told The Associated Press earlier this month that he had supplied Rodriguez with anti-inflammatories.

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