UNDATED (WSAU-TSN) - Major League Baseball has Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriquez, and about 20 other players on a suspension list. ESPN is reporting the players will be suspended within the next few weeks due to their association with the Miami Florida based Biogenesis of America clinic, which supplied performance enhancing drugs to professional athletes.
According to an ESPN "Outside the Lines" report, Tony Bosch, the founder of the Biogenesis of America clinic, reached an agreement to cooperate with the MLB officials investigating the matter.
Tuesday's report said the suspensions could be handed down within the next two weeks. The names included were: Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Yasmani Grandal, Nelson Cruz, Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero, Jhonny Peralta, Cesar Puello, Fernando Martinez, Everth Cabrera, Fautino de los Santos and Jordan Norberto,
Rodriguez, a three-time AL MVP, has never tested positive for steroids but admitted in a 2009 interview to using performance-enhancing drugs while a member of the Texas Rangers from 2001-03.
Braun successfully appealed of a 50-game suspension for a positive PED test following his NL MVP campaign of 2011.
Cabrera, Colon and Grandal have all tested positive for steroids and were handed 50-game suspensions within the past year.
The Biogenesis controversy began in January when the Miami New Times reported it had obtained medical records of players who had purchased banned substances -- namely human growth hormone -- from the clinic.