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Biogenesis Scandal: Major League Baseball does not expect additional suspensions

Just when it looked like the entire Biogenesis situation might have gone away and been dealt with by Major League Baseball, it re-emerged with new life on Tuesday morning.

At issue is the fact that Biogenesis founder Tony Bosch surrendered and turned himself into the DEA on charges of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids.

As the situation unfolds, it sounds like the primary reason that Bosch felt the pressure to turn himself in is because the alleged distribution includes high school athletes. But not to be overlooked, and certainly the issue on the minds of baseball fans at large, is the idea that this could result in more suspensions.

T.J. Quinn of ESPN reported that indications from law enforcement are that unnamed players will be exposed in these new allegations and be subject to suspensions.

Not that Major League Baseball would admit it if they thought more players were at risk, but according to Ken Rosenthal, MLB does not expect further suspensions to come.

That gets down into the details of the situation. It will be interesting to see if MLB has got it right that none of the future suspensions will be guys who went unnamed the first time.

Let us remember, after all, that when MLB says that they “had all information,” that’s because they bought all the information to crack Ryan Braun. In that sense, we might be able to take them at their word, but time will tell.

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