Cano: Biogenesis has nothing to do with me
April, 22, 2013
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Robinson Cano shrugged off allegations that Sonia Cruz, a spokeswoman for his charitable foundation, was listed as having been a client of Biogenesis, the Miami "anti-aging clinic" being investigated by Major League Baseball as a possible supplier of illegal PEDs to players.
"I didn't know about that," Cano said in the Yankees clubhouse before tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. "It doesn’t bother me, and I don’t have any comment about it.”
The story was reported by T. J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and while Cano said he was surprised to hear of Cruz's alleged involvement, it would not affect his performance on the field.
"I know what I’m doing, and I know myself," Cano said. "So it does not bother me. There’s [not] anything else I can say about it because I don’t even know about the stories. I’m just going to keep playing my game.”
Cano said he did not feel a need to speak with Cruz, who still works for him, about the allegations. "It doesn't have anything to do with me," he said.
Joe Girardi refused to comment on the allegations but noting Cano's early-season numbers -- .324-5-13 -- said, "He has looked pretty good to me. I think he's pretty good at handling things. When he gets to the field I think he's all business."