Twelve Players Reportedly Receive 50-Game Suspensions for Connection to Biogenesis Clinic

musclesToday, MLB is expected to hand down its Biogenesis-related suspensions, which, outside of Alex Rodriguez (expected later), will come in the form of agreed 50-game suspensions.

According to reports, there are a few new names:

  • Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers outfielder.
  • Everth Cabrera, San Diego Padres shortstop.
  • Jhonny Peralta, Detroit Tigers shortstop.
  • Antonio Bastardo, Philadelphia Phillies reliever.
  • Jordany Valdespin, New York Mets outfielder.
  • Francisco Cervelli, Yankees catcher.
  • Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners catcher.
  • Cesar Puello, New York Mets outfield prospect.
  • Fautino De Los Santos, San Diego Padres pitching prospect.
  • Sergio Escalona, Houston Astros pitching prospect.
  • Fernando Martinez, New York Yankees outfield prospect.
  • Jordan Norberto, free-agent pitcher.

The biggest names in the group were already known, and, as you can see, there are no Cubs. This, together with Ryan Braun’s suspension and Rodriguez’s anticipated suspension, marks a pretty gigantic moment in baseball’s drug history.

Also, Rangers: are you sure you didn’t want to pick up an outfielder at the Trade Deadline?

For the record, no vacationing was interrupted in the making of this post. Both kiddos are napping, and The Wife is out shopping. I was left to my own devices, so to speak.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

181 responses to “Twelve Players Reportedly Receive 50-Game Suspensions for Connection to Biogenesis Clinic”

  1. Cheryl

    From the reaction of some of the players to what’s been revealed so far in the PED use I wonder how the Players Union will change? The players don’t want to all be tagged with this sort of thing.

    1. Die hard

      And by the way how many or what percentage are Latino?

      1. EvenBetterNewsV2.0

        Dude, the clinic was in Miami. What do you expect? Nothing would have ever came of this if that dude didn’t get pissed at the owner. It could happen anywhere. It just happened to be in Miami. No need to be racist on this. It isn’t isolated to Hispanics. That is just who was caught for the most part because of location.

        1. Die hard

          Not racist– just a fact— why? That’s the question and I don’t know why– maybe someone else has 🔮into reasons

          1. Hee Seop Chode

            Ask Ryan Braun. Maybe he knows.

            1. Bric

              It’s not really a question of race it’s more a question of location. Ryan Braun went to school (well at least he attended) school in Miami. All of these players but two (Peralta and Norberto) played and spent time in Fl. during their minor league careers. Just as Balco was located a few miles from the Giants and A’s, Biogenesis is right where a lot of these guys played when they were kids.

              In fact, if you look up the minor league careers to find connections, all of these guys except for Braun, Peralta, and Norberto are connected to the minor league systems of either the Mets, Yankees, or Phillies. If PEDs connections are available in the minor league system these guys are more likely to take them. Conspiracy theory!

        2. Starlin Backer

          I get a good laugh at folks who read racism into everything. This was a simple observation on an oddity that an overwhelming number of these players are Hispanic. Give it a rest, dude.

          1. Cubes

            US serial killers are typically white… just saying…

            1. wvcubsfan

              Off the tracks……….where this thread is headed.

            2. Jp3

              The DC sniper and Chris dorner say don’t forget about us but yeah a lot of white people lose it in a bad way.

  2. Cleanup Poster

    I dedicate this song to you Brett

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JUSZ9-x-Yjg

    1. scorecardpaul

      I agree, miss u much

  3. Jimmy James

    I didn’t agree to let you use a picture of me for an article….a lawsuit is coming lawyer boy! :)

  4. mudge

    I’m going on a Rick Hahnaissance mission.

  5. Die hard

    Would a court void ARod contract and order him to pay damages based on fraud in the inducement given he juiced before Yankees signed him misleading them into believing he was better than he was🎓

    1. MichiganGoat

      Yes absolutely that is exactly what a court would do! Your legal mind should be hired by every single MLB team. You sir are a legal juggernaut. Oh and since your greatness has now decided to communicate in pictures I have a response:

      😳meet✋, 😳✋, 😳✋

  6. Diesel

    Doesn’t Texas have Manny Ramirez down at AAA?

    1. ssckelley

      They do but he is not exactly lighting it up either, in 25 games he has 3 homers with a .330/.394/.724 line.

      1. hansman1982

        I am confused by this.

        Not lighting it on fire yet a 1.100+ OPS?

        1. ssckelley

          .724 is his OPS, obp/slg/ops

          1. hansman1982

            Ahh, this version of the triple slash rears it’s confusing head once a year it seems.

      2. Diesel

        I’ll admit I knew they had Manny since I just saw him play against sac on Sunday. Didn’t know what his stats were though

    2. MichiganGoat

      Does Manny still have suspension days he owes MLB? I thought he “retired” instead of serving the 100 games.

      1. Diesel

        No last year he came back after ‘retirement’ signed with Oakland MLB reduced it to 50 games due to the loss from his retirement sat out completely for 40 played 10 with Sacramento then asked to be released.

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