BREAKING: A-Rod and Ryan Braun Likely to be Suspened by MLB

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ESPN is reporting that Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, among others, are likely to be suspended in connection with the Biogenesis Lab in Miami. Tony Bosch, the founder of Biogensis, agreed to cooperate, which officials believe is sufficient to go ahead with the Major League Baseball investigation, two sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." According to the article, there are 20 players in total targeted by the investigation. The MLB told ESPN that they could seek a 100-game suspension for the players involved, which is the second offense for doping. Bosch will begin meeting with officials within a week, and begin to name names.

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also says that if Bosch can cooperate with officials, then MLB investigators will drop the lawsuit it filed against Bosch in March of this year. In his only interview with ESPN, Bosch is on record as saying this is "character assasination" and that he has been "accused, tried, and found guilty by the media." He also claims that he has done nothing wrong, but he also feels that cooperating with MLB might be his only refuge from the lawsuit and possible criminal investigation.

Bosch first surfaced when his name was connected with Manny Ramirez in 2009, accordng to ESPN reports. The article states that Ramirez's prescription was written by his father, Dr. Pedro Bosch. The younger Bosch then fell of the grid, then resurfaced when several Miami area players tested positive for performance enhancers.

Other players who are under threat of suspension include Melkey Cabrera, Bartolo Colon and Jhonny Peralta, to name a few, according to ESPN.

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