A-Rod Linked To Steroid Trainer in 2007, According To Daily News

KP Wee@kpwee1Senior Writer IFebruary 20, 2009

Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks was quoted this week as saying the truth about A-Rod and his steroid use was "just getting started."

As it is turning out, Hicks is right on.

The New York Daily News has reported on its website that Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez was accompanied by a steroid-linked trainer during the entire 2007 season, a year in which he won the AL MVP with 54 homers and 156 RBIs.

At least four sources told the Daily News that a trainer by the name of Angel Presinal stayed in the same hotel as A-Rod during the '07 season.

Presinal was reportedly banned by every MLB ballpark in 2001 after an incident in Toronto concerning a gym bag that contained steroids. He claimed the bag--which was later connected with then-Indians slugger Juan Gonzalez--after it was seized by Canadian customs. According to the Daily News, MLB has also warned its players not to be associated with Presinal.

ESPN also identified A-Rod's "mysterious" cousin on Thursday, the one who supposedly supplied the Yankees star with substances during 2001-03. According to reports, the name of the cousin is Yuri Sucart. Sucart and A-Rod supposedly lived in the same apartment in 1999, when the third baseman played in Seattle.

Looks like Mr. Hicks is right indeed. More and more info on A-Rod is coming out by the minute...


**Not only does KP Wee write for Bleacher Report, he’s also a published author. Check out his fiction novel, “Showing Their Scales,” on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com.**