ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported on Tuesday that Major League Baseball may suspend up to 20 players, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, due to an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal related to the Miami-based Biogenesis of America clinic.
T.J. Quinn and Mark Fish released a list of names of the players that may face suspension.
“The players who might ultimately face discipline from MLB include: Rodriguez, Braun, Cabrera, Colon, Grandal, Nelson Cruz, Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero, Jhonny Peralta, Cesar Puello, Fernando Martinez, Everth Cabrera, Fautini de los Santos, Jordan Norberto, and a number of players who are either identified by code names or whose names appear in other documents not obtained by Outside the Lines. All are currently on major-league rosters but for Puello, a top outfield prospect for the New York Mets who is playing in Class AA Binghamton.”
Tony Bosch, founder of Biogenesis of America agreed to cooperate with the investigation. Announcement of suspensions may come in as little as two weeks. If they are upheld, the scandal would be the largest in American sports history.