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Report: Rodriguez, Braun suspensions coming after All-Star break

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Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and as many as 20 others players allegedly at the center of Major League Baseball's investigation into the use of performance enhancing drugs are expected to be suspended next week, according to ESPN's Outside the Lines.

The length of the suspensions is not yet known, but ESPN reported in June that MLB was considering 100-game bans for the players connected to the south Florida anti-aging clinic and Anthony Bosch, who alllegedly supplied the PEDs.

Braun would not answer questions last week from baseball investigators about possible ties to Bosch and the Biogenesis clinic, according to ESPN sources. Rodriguez, meanwhile, is scheduled to be interviewed on Friday by MLB investigators, the New York Daily News reported.

Neither Braun nor Rodriguez have been previously suspended for PED use, but ESPN's sources said the league could put the hammer down if it determines that the players not only received the drugs but lied about it.

Braun was scheduled to return the Brewers' lineup on Tuesday night after missing a month with a thumb injury.

Rodriguez is currently in the minor leagues on a rehab assignment while recovering fro a hip injury. He was expected to return to the Yankees sometime after the All-Star break.
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