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Report links Cano associate to Biogenesis

Monday - 4/22/2013, 8:24pm  ET

New York Yankees' Robinson Cano warms up during batting practice before a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Monday, April 22, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano denied any involvement with a South Florida clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball after a report linked an associate of his to the facility.

ESPN reported Monday that the spokeswoman for Cano's foundation is listed as having been a client of Biogenesis of America LLC, a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables. She told ESPN she did not receive anything from the clinic and said Cano never did, either.

Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is among the big leaguers linked to clinic. The Miami New Times reported in January it had obtained files showing Rodriguez bought banned substances from the facility. Rodriguez's spokesman has denied the allegations in the New Times report.

Before Monday night's game at Tampa Bay, Cano said he does not feel there is a need to contact Sonia Cruz, the spokeswoman for his foundation.

"It has nothing to do with me," Cano said. "I'm just going to keep playing my game."

Cano said he had not seen the report.


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