MLB To Suspend A-Rod And Ryan Braun After All-Star Break, Report Says

Major League Baseball is expected to suspend Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, along with as many as 20 players sometime after next week's All-Star break, according to a report by ESPN.

"Several sources" told Outside the Lines the coming suspensions come as Commissioner Bud Selig's office finishes its months-long investigation into the star player's connection to performance-enhancing drugs from Tony Bosch and the Biogenesis clinic in Miami.

New York Yankees third baseman A-Rod is also expected to be interviewed by the commissioner's office within the week. Meanwhile, Milwaukee Brewers Star Braun, who has continually denied used PED's and a connection to Bosch, refused to answer questions during a meeting with Major League Baseball on June 29.

The bad news continues to pile up for Rodriguez, who is batting a combined 1-for-12 with four strikeouts in five games during his Single-A rehab stint.

The OTL report said Selig's office is still deciding on the lengths of the suspensions and is considering 100-game bans that are given to players who fail PED testing for the second time.

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The MLB investigation into the players is predicated on damning documents from Bosch that connect the players to his company which provided the drugs out of his Miami office.

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