Report: MLB Reaches Out To DEA To Get Names Of PED-Linked Players
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Major League Baseball wants names, and it wants them now.
According to ESPN.com’s T.J. Quinn, MLB has reached out to the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Attorney’s office in South Florida in an effort to get its hands on the list of players linked to performance-enhancing drugs in the Biogenesis investigation.
Quinn reported on Tuesday that there are five new players who could be suspended for violating the league’s drug policy, though it’s unclear how many of them are in the majors.
According to Quinn, authorities are considering giving Major League Baseball the information that it wants. If and when the league gets the names, suspensions will likely be handed down quickly.
Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch and six others were charged with conspiracy to distribute testosterone on Tuesday.
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez was among 14 players suspended last year for having ties to Anthony 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 is cooperating with the feds’ investigation and will plead guilty to the charges. 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.
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