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MLB Likely to Suspend Players Connected to Biogenesis, PEDs

From (l. to r.) are Major League Baseball players Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and Nelson Cruz

After a 2-for-3 performance that included a two-run homer, Melky Cabrera was named MVP of the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.  A month later, Cabrera was suspended for 50 games for using performance-enhancing drugs.

According to a report by ESPN’s “Outside The Lines,” Commissioner Bud Selig is likely to suspend approximately 20 players tied to the disreputable anti-aging clinic in Miami. Citing several unnamed sources, T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN reported that Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun are among those players like to be hit with suspensions over connections to Biogenesis. Braun, who successfully appealed a PED suspension following the 2011 season, refused to answer questions about Biogenesis when he spoke with MLB investigators, according to the ESPN report.

Cabrera was also among the players linked to the clinic run by Tony Bosch in documents first obtained by the Miami New Times earlier this year. A season removed from his All-Star Game MVP Award, Cabrera is playing for Toronto.

The 2013 All-Star Game was not free of connections to Biogenesis. Among the players voted into the game by fans, players and managers, at least four have reportedly had dealings with Bosch’s shuttered clinic: Texas’ Nelson Cruz, Oakland’s Bartolo Colon, San Diego’s Everth Cabrera and Detroit’s Jhonny Peralta.

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