Due to an alleged connection with a Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal the MLB will look to suspend about 20 players, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun. The suspension will likely take place during the the next few weeks.
YouWager experts consider that if these suspensions do occur, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.
Former Biogenesis and founder Tony Bosch strongly denied any knowledge of suspected PED distribution at his closed South Florida clinic.
Bosch reached an agreement this week to cooperate with the league’s investigation, two sources told “Outside the Lines,” giving MLB officials sufficient proof to go ahead and suspend these players.
According to one source, the commissioner’s office might seek 100-game suspensions for Rodriguez, Braun and other players, the penalty that goes hand in hand with a second doping offense. In addition, it has been said that players’ connection to Bosch constitutes one offense, and previous statements to MLB officials denying any such connection or the use of PEDs constitute another.
Bosch and his attorneys have failed to respond. Furthermore, MLB officials refused to comment when reached yesterday. However, earlier today, union executive director Michael Weiner released a statement saying, “The Players Association has every interest in both defending the rights of players and in defending the integrity of our joint program. We trust that the Commissioner’s Office shares these interests.”
Currently, the baseball league is trying to secure the cooperation of at least two other former Bosch associates who have spoken to MLB investigators, as well as Juan Carlos Nunez, a registered agent who worked for longtime agents Seth and Sam Levinson and who is thought to have been a link between Bosch and several key players.