MLB suspends Cruz, Peralta, Cabrera, and others 50 games for PEDs


The performance enhancing drug suspensions for those linked to the Biogenesis clinic in Florida have been handed out.

MLB has reached agreements with and suspended 11 players reports

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Those confirmed to have been suspended are:

• Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers outfielder (50 games, no appeal).

• Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres shortstop, (50 games, no appeal).

• Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers shortstop (50 games, no appeal).

• Antonio Bastardo, Philadelphia Phillies reliever (50 games, no appeal).

• Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets outfielder, (50 games, no appeal).

• Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher.

• Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners catcher.

• Cesar Puello, New York Mets outfield prospect.

• Fautino De Los Santos, San Diego Padres pitching prospect.

•  Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros pitching prospect.

• Fernando Martinez, New York Yankees outfield prospect.

Previously baseball suspended Ryan Braun for a season-ending 65 games for his link to the clinic. Bartolo Colon will not face any further penalty nor will Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera.

A penalty for Alex Rodriguez is expected to be announced later today. Rodriguez is expected to appeal his suspension and was “penciled in” to the Yankees lineup for Monday’s game against the White Sox in Chicago.

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