MLB drops lawsuit against Fla. clinic, owner

In this photo provided by Fitzpatrick Communications, Anthony Bosch is escorted by Major League Baseball security person Ric Burnham, right, at MLB headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Bosch is the founder of the now-closed Biogenesis of America. In a hearing room before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, lawyers for the New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will argue why the 211-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball on Aug. 5 should be overturned. Rodriguez was suspended for his involvement with the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, Fla.  (AP Photo/Fitzpatrick Communications)
In this photo provided by Fitzpatrick Communications, Anthony Bosch is escorted by Major League Baseball security person Ric Burnham, right, at MLB headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Bosch is the founder of the now-closed Biogenesis of America. In a hearing room before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, lawyers for the New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will argue why the 211-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball on Aug. 5 should be overturned. Rodriguez was suspended for his involvement with the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Fitzpatrick Communications)

MIAMI (AP) – Major League Baseball has withdrawn its lawsuit against a defunct Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of the scandal involving use of banned substances by players, including New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances.

Fourteen players associated with the Coral Gables clinic were disciplined last year by MLB, including a season-long 2014 suspension imposed on Rodriguez. The Yankees star recently dropped his lawsuit against MLB and agreed to serve the suspension.

Although the lawsuit sought unspecified money damages, it also provided MLB a way to subpoena clinic records.

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