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Farrell: No link between Sox and PED probe

6/6/2013

BOSTON -- Red Sox manager John Farrell said he would be “shocked” if any Red Sox players are implicated in the burgeoning PED scandal involving a Miami-area clinic.

“I know there’s been some preliminary notice that none of our players are on [the list of players being investigated], but knowing them more firsthand as people, I certainly would be shocked if anybody does show up on it, based on what we know of them.”

Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, ESPN’s "Outside the Lines" has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.

Tony Bosch, founder of the now-shuttered Biogenesis of America, reached an agreement this week to cooperate with MLB's investigation, two sources told "Outside the Lines," giving MLB the ammunition officials believe they need to suspend the players.