NEW YORK (AP) -Jose Canseco says in his new book that he introduced Alex Rodriguez to a steroids distributor and that A-Rod pursued Canseco's wife, according to the Web site of freelance writer Joe Lavin.
Lavin says on the Web site that he obtained the book, ``Vindicated: Big Names, Big Liars, and The Battle to Save Baseball,'' on Monday from a bookstore in Cambridge, Mass. The book is due to be released April 1.
Lavin writes Canseco's book discusses A-Rod, Roger Clemens and Magglio Ordonez.
He says Canseco claimed he didn't inject Rodriguez but ``introduced Alex to a known supplier of steroids.'' Lavin also says ``Canseco claims that A-Rod was trying to sleep with Canseco's wife.''
``I really, absolutely, have no reaction,'' Rodriguez said Tuesday when asked about the claim relating to the steroids distributor. As far as the allegation regarding Canseco's wife, Rodriguez responded:
``I don't know how to answer that.''
Canseco writes about the infamous June 1998 party at his house. Brian McNamee, Clemens' former trainer, has said Clemens spoke with Canseco at the barbecue and soon after approached the trainer about using performance-enhancing drugs. According to Lavin, Canseco wrote that Clemens did not attend.
Earlier this year, Canseco gave an affidavit to congressional investigators stating Clemens was not there and that he had never seen Clemens ``use, possess or ask for steroids or human growth hormone.''
Lavin wrote the Ordonez reference was ``that old yarn of one player injecting another with steroids, possibly in the buttocks.'' Canseco and Ordonez were teammates on the 2001 Chicago White Sox.
The New York Times reported in January that Canseco offered to keep Ordonez ``clear'' in the book if the Detroit outfielder invested in a movie project promoted by Canseco, claims Lavin said Canseco wrote he denies.
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