We all knew it was coming, but we didn’t know it was going to hit this hard. After months of speculation and swirling rumors, MLB is ready to suspend about 20 players linked to the Biogenesis Clinic in Miami. The organization now has the capability to do so since Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch is reportedly ready to testify against several players after previously denying any knowledge of PED distribution at his clinic.
Big shocker, we know, but two of the players likely to be suspended are Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, the biggest names on the list of players allegedly linked to the PED factory. In fact, MLB is preparing to give these players 100-game suspensions, which apply to repeat offenders.
The players’ connection to the clinic is one offense and their denying it previously could constitute as another, so the New York Yankees and Milwaukee Brewers are two of many teams who might be without big-name players for a while.
Some of the players who might be suspended include:
San Diego Padres‘ Everth Cabrera
Toronto Blue Jays‘ Melky Cabrera
Oakland Athletics‘ Bartolo Colon
Texas Rangers‘ Nelson Cruz
Houston Astros‘ Fernando Martinez
Seattle Mariners‘ Jesus Montero
Detroit Tigers‘ Jhonny Peralta