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MLB witness: A-Rod paid $12K a month for banned drugs; turned on star when he feared for life

In this undated image taken from video and provided by 60 minutes, Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch, left, talks with 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. On Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, 60 minutes will air an interview with Bosch explaining how he provided Alex Rodriguez with performance enhancing drugs during Rodriguez's relationship with Biogenesis. An arbitrator ruled Saturday that Rodriguez, NY Yankees' third baseman, will have to sit out 162 games for his illegal use of performance enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/60 Minutes) MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; NO ARCHIVE; FOR NORTH AMERICAN USE ONLY
January 12, 2014 - 5:12 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Major League Baseball's key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez says he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star that started in 2010.

Anthony Bosch, the owner of the now shuttered Florida anti-aging clinic, Biogensis, said in an interview on "60 Minutes" Sunday night Rodriguez paid him $12,000 per month to provide him with an assortment of banned drugs that included testosterone and human growth hormone.

Rodriguez's suspension was reduced Saturday by an arbitrator from 211 games to 162, plus all playoff games next season.

MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred said in the segment Bosch agreed to co-operate with the investigation because he felt his life was in danger.

The players' association said in a statement it is disappointed MLB participated in the show and is considering its legal options.

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