Biogenesis owner Anthony Bosch extends rehab for cocaine addiction

Anthony Bosch is now scheduled for sentencing on federal charges on Feb. 17.

 

The former owner of the South Florida clinic that supplied performance-enhancing substances to major league baseball players will get more drug rehabilitation.

A federal judge on Wednesday agreed to delay sentencing for Anthony Bosch from Dec. 18 to Feb. 17. Bosch lawyer Guy Lewis says Bosch needs a second phase of treatment for his admitted cocaine addiction.

Bosch pleaded guilty in October to conspiracy to distribute testosterone to MLB players and others from the now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic in Coral Gables. Among the customers was New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, who was suspended for the entire 2014 season.

Bosch faces a maximum 10-year prison sentence but will likely get less because of his cooperation in the Biogenesis investigation. Rodriguez cousin Yuri Sucart and others are facing trial.