Biogenesis Part 2? Feds’ Investigation Reportedly Turns Up New Names
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s the story that just won’t go away.
Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch and six others were charged with conspiracy to distribute testosterone on Tuesday. And don’t look now, but the federal government’s investigation — even though no Major League Baseball players were in its cross hairs — could spark a sequel to last year’s performance-enhancing drugs scandal.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s investigation into Bosch’s operation “revealed previously unnamed MLB players,” according to ESPN’s T.J. Quinn. And those names, Quinn reported, are bound to come out.
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was among 14 players suspended last year for having ties to Bosch and Biogenesis. A-Rod received the harshest punishment; he was banned for 211 games, which was reduced in arbitration to the entire 2014 season. He has denied using PEDs with the Yankees.
Bosch will cooperate with the feds’ investigation and plead guilty to the charges, U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said Tuesday. He played nice with MLB in its probe, too. Because of that, baseball isn’t expecting any revelations from Bosch, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.
But information from the others arrested Tuesday — including A-Rod’s disgraced cousin, Yuri Sucart — could prove to be a different story.
And buckle up.
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