Texas Rangers: Cesar Carillo
ESPN's T.J. Quinn tweeted earlier Saturday that Carrillo's suspension is 50 games for his listing on the Biogenesis clinic documents that listed players who reportedly consulted with them about performance-enhancing drugs. Carrillo received another 50 for lying about knowing Biogenesis head Anthony Bosch.
This should be of interest considering Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz was among the numerous major leaguers also reportedly listed in the documents. Commissioner Bud Selig previously said there is an investigation regarding the claims. He also recently spoke out about his desire to see tougher punishments for violators of the drug program that was jointly negotiated between MLB and the player's association.
Quinn also tweeted that MLB is actively going after anyone with connections to the Biogenesis clinic with Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun firmly in their sights. If MLB is going after those high-profile players, others such as Cruz will likely also be targeted.
Quinn points out a major difference between Carrillo and the MLB players is that the MLBPA will fiercely protect its players. As a minor league player, Carrillo does not have the same protection. That fact aside, any MLB player who is on that list can't assume this fallout is going away anytime soon, because it isn't.
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