Ryan Braun, ARod, others could be suspended due to Biogenesis link


Major league baseball is prepared to suspend several players, including Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and others.

Major league baseball is about to suspend several players including Ryan Braun, per ESPN's Outside the Lines. This per ESPN's John Buccigross on Twitter:

We will update this as we learn of all the players to be suspended. This is obviously not good news for fantasy owners.

T.J. Quinn from ESPN's Outside the Lines tweeted that MLB will suspend more than 20 players as Biogenesis owner Anthony Bos achgreed to cooperate in their investigation.

Here is more from the Quinn article:

The players who might ultimately face discipline from MLB include: Rodriguez, Braun, Cabrera, Colon, Grandal, Nelson Cruz, Francisco Cervelli, Jesus Montero, Jhonny Peralta, CesarPuello, Fernando Martinez, Everth Cabrera, Fautini de los Santos, Jordan Norberto, and a number of players who are either identified by code names or whose names appear in other documents not obtained by "Outside the Lines." All are currently on major-league rosters but for Puello, a top outfield prospect for the New York Mets who is playing in Class AA Binghamton.

One player listed who will be scrutinized but possibly exonerated is the Nationals' Gio Gonzalez. Gonzalez was listed among Biogenesis clients, but two sources told ESPN that the only substances he received from the clinic were legal.

The big fantasy names on this list includes Braun, ARod, Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Yasmani Grandal, Nelson Cruz, Jesus Montero and Everth Cabrera.

Players who could see playing time increase as a result of these suspensions are:

Logan Shafer for Braun

Anthony Gose for Melky Cabrera

Nick Hundley for Grandal

Jurickson Profar for Cruz

Alexi Amarista for Everth Cabrera

More to come.

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