Reports: Lab employee, MLB to meet
A former employee of Biogenesis will speak with MLB investigators concerning information in documents he allegedly took from the now-closed South Florida clinic, according to published reports.
According to the New York Daily News, former Biogenesis employee Porter Fischer will meet with MLB investigators this week. Biogenesis has been accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs and, according to numerous reports in recent weeks, is linked to about 20 players including Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees), Ryan Braun (Milwaukee Brewers) and previously suspended Melky Cabrera (Toronto Blue Jays), Bartolo Colon (Oakland Athletics) and Yasmani Grandal (San Diego Padres).
According to TMZ.com, Fischer took the records after a dispute with clinic owner Anthony Bosch.
“Of course my client is going to talk with MLB,” Fischer’s attorney, Raymond Rafool, told the Daily News. “My client wants to do the right thing.”
According to TMZ, which first reported the meeting, Fischer will be paid a "consultant fee” for his testimony, which TMZ reports will impact 100 players.
Rafool, however, denied that there would be any payment involved.
“My client has not agreed to any consulting fee — I don't know where (TMZ) is getting that information,” he told the Daily News. “That has not been discussed yet.”
Last month, the Miami New Times reported that Fischer had sought out MLB officials, who addressed his claim that he was offered money by the league.
"Mr. Fischer approached us, and it was clear from the beginning he was seeking compensation for documents or verification," Pat Courtney, a spokesman for MLB, told the paper. "We had discussion with him on a number of occasions but never reached any agreement."