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Report: ‘Some’ Suspensions, Bans To Be Handed Down in MLB Biogenesis Case


According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, there is rising belief that Major League Baseball will issue ‘some’ bans and/or suspensions in the Miami based Biogenesis case.

Per Heyman:

Major League Baseball has started interviewing big leaguers linked to the Miami PED investigation, and people who have spoken to MLB investigators are convinced there will be at least some suspensions handed down in the explosive case.

While Heyman says that Major League Baseball has yet to interview two of the biggest names involved with the case, Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, they’re hoping to collect enough evidence before confronting the two superstars.

Many have suggested that if any suspensions were handed down, players would automatically appeal the decisions but MLB is hoping that the leagues Joint Drug Agreement will allow them to uphold the said bans/suspensions even if a player was to appeal:

In what could become the first major point of contention in the case with the players union, there is some suggestion that MLB officials believe the league’s Joint Drug Agreement may allow it to announce suspensions before any appeal process in this case since the names have already surfaced publicly. The players union position is that any suspension, as well as the announcement of suspensions, should be stayed until the appeal process is complete.

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