It’s long been known that Major League Baseball agreed, in exchange for his cooperation in the Biogenesis investigation, to vouch for Anthony Bosch with prosecutors if and when they went after him for, you know, being a drug dealer. Today the Miami New Times — which broke the whole story — shares the letter actually sent to prosecutors by Major League Baseball’s attorneys, outlining Bosch’s cooperation. You can read it embedded below.
It’s a ten page letter and it goes into great detail in an effort to help Bosch’s cause out with prosecutors. And — for the first time — it is revealed that Senator George Mitchell met with the prosecutor on Major League Baseball’s and Bosch’s behalf. Between that and the length and tone of the letter, it may set a record for “putting in a good word.” I’ve seen cooperation letters before. Never have I seen one like this.
Bosch pleaded guilty to multiple counts related to his drug dealing. And, notwithstanding MLB’s comments about how Bosch’s help assisted in “sending an important message to young athletes who emulate their heroes,” those counts include charges related to his dealing drugs to teenage athletes. He faces sentencing next month. It will likely be far lighter than he’d otherwise face if MLB had not put in a good word.