ESPN Outside the Lines reports that Major League Baseball is on the verge of suspending 20 MLB players that are believed to be connected to Miami-based clinic, Biogenesis of America. All-Stars Alex Rodriquez, Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Jhonny Peralta, Gio Gonzalez and Nelson Cruz are at the top of the list.
Alex Rodriquez has previously admitted that he used PEDs from 2001-2003 when he was with the Texas Rangers, but has denied using them since.
Ryan Braun was suspended for 50 games after his 2011 NL MVP season, however Braun won an appeal and had the suspension lifted before it ever started.
Melky Cabrera was suspended for 50 games in 2012 after testing positive for a banned substance.
Bartolo Colon was suspended for 50 games in 2012.
Gio Gonzalez is on the list of players connected to Biogenesis, but as previously reported by the Washington Post, he only received legal substances from the clinic.
The Miami New Times was the first to break the story about MLB's investigation into Biogensis which started in January. It is believed that MLB will look for 100 game suspensions for a handful of players, including Rodriquez and Braun, which would essentially end their seasons. If the suspensions are upheld, the scandal will be the largest in the history of professional American sports.
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