Major League Baseball could look to hit Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and nearly 20 other big-leaguers with lengthy suspensions, according to an ESPN report.
Rodriguez, Braun and the other players allegedly received performance-enhancing substances from Biogenesis of America, an anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables, now closed.
Tony Bosch, the clinic’s founder, agreed to cooperate with MLB officials this week, sources told ESPN.
According to the ESPN report, a source said baseball might look to hand down 100-game suspensions for some players, and that the penalties could be assessed within a few weeks.
The Miami New Times reported this year that Rodriguez, a three-time AL MVP, bought human growth hormone and performance-enhancing substances from the clinic. Rodriguez has denied the allegations and has not tested positive for PEDs. In 2009, Rodriguez admitted to using steroids while playing for the Texas Rangers in 2001-03.