Major League Baseball drug probe: Miami clinic founder confirms doping, reports ESPN
NEW YORK (KABC) -- The founder of a Miami clinic has told Major League Baseball that he has provided players with banned drugs, reports ESPN.
Alex Rodriguez with the New York Yankees, Ryan Braun with the Milwaukee Brewers, Nelson Cruz with the Texas Rangers and Melky Cabrera with the Toronto Blue Jays are among the players whose names have been tied to the now-closed Biogenesis of America.
The probe into players taking banned substances has been ongoing, but now it looks like investigators have their smoking gun.
According to ESPN, clinic owner Anthony Bosch told investigators he even injected Rodriguez himself.
In the past, many players under scrutiny have denied any kind of illegal use. Tuesday night, Braun didn't say much more.
"I've dealt with this off and on for the last year and a half, I guess and aside from that I don't really have anything further to say," said Braun.
ESPN reports that Bosch is now cooperating with investigators after being sued by the league, which is accusing him of scheming to provide banned performance enhancing drugs to players in violation of their contracts.
According to ESPN, Rodriguez and Braun may face a 100-game suspension instead of the standard 50, because the players allegedly broke two rules - doping then lying about it.
The MLB Commissioner's Office is able to suspend players even without the player actually testing positive. All it needs is proof they used a banned performance enhancing drug, possessed one or did business with someone like Bosch and then lied about it.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
new york yankees, milwaukee brewers, texas rangers, toronto blue jays, college baseball, christina salvo
- 4 stabbed at Fullerton bar; suspects sought
- IE pastor accused of paying boys for sex acts
- Malaysia asks countries for data to find jet
- 4 kids abducted by parents in Boyle Heights
- Santa Ana crash leaves man critically injured
- Norwalk homicide investigation underway
- Burbank man arrested in stabbing attack
- Thermal brush fire contained at 350 acres
- Some CA cities seek water independence
- abcnews: US travel advice from other countries
- Crimeans overwhelmingly vote for secession
- 16 killed in stampedes for jobs in Nigeria
- Fetching 'Peabody & Sherman' top box office
- Photos: Billboard's 25 highest-paid musicians