Alex Rodriguez’s longtime assistant and noted drug mule is apparently in need of some cash. Yuri Sucart, best known as the cousin who A-Rod says convinced him to take steroids, is selling his 2009 New York Yankees World Series championship ring.
Sucart was banned by Major League Baseball from clubhouses and private areas of stadiums after Rodriguez ‘s 2009 admission that he took performance-enhancing drugs from 2001-2003. As part of Rodriguez’s admission, he said a cousin supplied and administered “boli” to him in those years.
That cousin was later identified by reporters as Sucart, and his name emerged again recently in the logs of Biogenesis, the South Florida clinic that reportedly distributed substances – banned and otherwise – to at least 25 major league players, Rodriguez included.
Biogenesis logs obtained by the Miami New Times show Rodriguez’s and Sucart’s names in ledgers from 2009 – the year A-Rod exorcised his postseason demons and led the Yankees to the World Series title.
Now, reports the New York Daily News, the Rodriguez/Sucart ring could fetch as much as $40,000 via New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions, which says the bling “boasts a STAGGERING 95 diamonds.”
Major League Baseball is monitoring New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez after learning that his cousin, Yuri Sucart, again is traveling with the team on some road trips, the New York Daily News reports.
“We have been in contact with the Yankees about this matter,” Rob Manfred, MLB executive VP of labor relations, told the Daily News. “We are looking into it.”
Two years ago, Rodriguez admitted that Sucart had supplied him and injected him with performance-enhancing drugs. At that time, the Yankees banned Sucart from any team-related function or facility. The Daily News reports Sucart was spotted at the team’s hotel in San Francisco on Tuesday night, and a source told the newspaper that Sucart has traveled with Rodriguez occasionally this season and even last season.
During a press conference in the spring of 2009, Rodriguez admitted using steroids while a member of the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. He said Sucart would acquire the steroids from the Dominican Republic.