MLB seeks to suspend Alex Rodriguez and others named in doping investigation

Posted at 8:48 PM, Jun 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-05 17:01:00-04

Major League Baseball is seeking suspensions for about 20 players including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun for there connections to a Miami-area clinic, ESPN is reporting.

The suspensions, which would comprise the largest performance-enhancing drug scandal in American history if upheld, center on the players’ relationship with Tony Bosch, founder of the now closed Biogenesis of America.

One scenario, laid out by an ESPN source, would have Rodriguez, Braun and others receiving a 100-game suspension for a second doping offense.  The first offense would be for any connection to Biogenesis of America, and the second offense for instances in which they denied using PEDs to league officials.

Bosch, who has denied any wrongdoing in the past, has pledged to cooperate with MLB and is set to meet with officials within a week.  In the meeting he is expected to name names.  Suspensions could be handed down within the next two weeks.

The list of players involved in the scandal includes:

Alex Rodriguez (Yankees)

Ryan Braun (Brewers)

Melky Cabrera (Blue Jays)

Bartolo Colon (Athletics)

Gio Gonzalez (Nationals) ** Sources told ESPN Gonzalez received only legal substances

Yasmani Grandal (Padres)

Nelson Cruz (Rangers)

Francisco Cervelli (Yankees)

Jesus Montero (Mariners)

Jhonny Peralta (Tigers)

Cesar Puello (Mets)

Fernando Martinez (Astros)

Everth Cabrera (Padres)

Fautino de los Santos (Athletics)

Jordan Norberto (Free Agent)