The cousin Alex Rodriguez said smuggled drugs into the United States for him, Yuri Sucart, was behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Suburban that picked him up from Dunedin Stadium today.
Rodriguez said earlier this month that a cousin obtained a performance-enhancing drug for him for a three-year period starting in 2001. That drug, the anabolic steroid Primobolan, is illegal to possess in the United States.
That person has since been identified as Sucart.
It is unlikely that Sucart will face any federal drug charges. But MLB could find Rodriguez’s continued association with a drug smuggler somewhat curious. Nick Swisher also was in the vehicle, which was granted permission to pull up next to the Yankees’ clubhouse in a secured area. Two other as yet unidentified men also were in the vehicle as it left the parking lot.
Rodriguez is expected to meet with MLB investigators later this week to discuss his actions. Given that, it might not have been wise to be seen with Sucart at the ballpark.