DETROIT, Michigan —
Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta is one of about 20 Major League Baseball players that could face suspensions for allegedly using performance enhancing drugs.
DSN told you about this story last summer, when Peralta’s name was listed as one of the players who had been associated with Miami-based “Biogenesis of America”, founded by Tony Bosch. MLB filed a lawsuit at the time, but with evidence mounting against him and pressure building from MLB, Bosch has agreed to come clean and spill details of what he was giving out, and to whom.
Other top profile names on the list include Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, Fernando Martinez, and Bartolo Colon.
Baseball is going to seek 100 game bans on players (the penalty for a second offense) such as A-Rod, and Braun. They see them having a connection to Bosch as 1 offense, and denying such activity as another separate offense.
Bosch is going to begin meeting with MLB officials this week and suspensions could come within two weeks. Many players are expected to appeal the suspension, especially if they’re being suspended for 100 games.
If all the players on the list are suspended, it would be the largest scandal in American professional sports history.
Peralta, who will become a free agent at the end of this season, is hitting .332 with 6 HR and 26 RBI in 51 games for the Detroit Tigers this season.
There are plenty more details that will come from this breaking story. Stay with DSN for the latest.