Red Sox infielder Manny Alexander faces an investigation by major league baseball after police found illegal steroids in his car.
Alexander lent his car to the team’s bat boy while the Red Sox were in Chicago for a weekend series against the White Sox late last month. Boston police found vials and syringes in the glove compartment on June 30, the Boston Herald reported.
Alexander refused to comment, but team spokesman Kevin Shea confirmed Monday that baseball’s security office and local law enforcement officials were investigating and the Red Sox will cooperate.
Bat Boy Had Record
No criminal complaint has been filed in connection with the steroids. Possession of steroids without a prescription carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The bat boy, Carlos Cowart, has no driver’s license and has a criminal record that includes charges for possessing cocaine and marijuana, the Herald reported.
Police noticed the parked car sticking out into traffic in the Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. Cowart was in the car but a friend was behind the wheel.
Police arrested Cowart and impounded the car when they learned Cowart had an outstanding warrant for driving without a license and failure to stop. When they searched the car, they found the drugs in an envelope in the glove compartment.
Cowart was arraigned July 3 on the outstanding warrant charge. He could not be reached for comment.
Alexander, who came to Boston this year in a trade with the Chicago Cubs, retrieved the car from a tow lot.