Tony Bosch is willing to speak to Major League Baseball which could lead to the suspension of 20 players connected to his Miami-area clinic.
The Biogenesis of America clinic was founded by Bosch who reached an agreement this week to cooperate with baseball’s ongoing investigation according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines.
One source who is familiar with the case said that the commissioner’s office will seek 100-game suspension for Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and others. Under MLB’s current rules 100-game suspensions are reserved for second time offenders. The commissioner’s office believes that the connection to Bosch would constitute one offense while denying a connection to MLB officials would be another.
Below is a chart from ESPN which lists players who could face punishment from previously released information related to the case.
|Melky Cabrera||Blue Jays|
|Fautino de los Santos||Free agent|
|Jordan Norberto||Free agent|
|* Sources told ESPN that Gonzalez only received legal substances ** minor leaguer, not a member of the MLB Players’ Association|
Bosch is expected to begin meeting with officials — and naming names — within a week. Suspensions could come soon after.
If MLB does suspend the players suspected of performance-enhancing it would be the largest drug scandal in American sports history.