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:
Outside the Lines has learned that MLB is preparing to suspend Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun and others connected to Biogenesis clinic in Miam— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) June 4, 2013
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.
BREAKING: MLB will seek to suspend A-Rod, Ryan Braun and about 20 players connected to Miami clinic. Founder Tony Bosch agreed to cooperate.— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) June 4, 2013
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.