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MLB Has Tons Of Witnesses In Probe

Newsday reports Major League Baseballs investigation into players using illegal performance-enhancing drugs through the former Biogenesis clinic has accumulated testimony and evidence from many witnesses.

The report follows news that the anti-aging clinics founder, Anthony Bosch, has agreed to cooperate and testify in MLBs probe. Boschs reliability as a witness has been brought into question.

From Newsday:

According to the source, interviews with tons of people will help frame the basis of MLBs investigation. [Alex] Rodriguez is among those scheduled to be interviewed by MLB as part of the next phase of the investigation.

What the players say to MLB investigators could determine what, if any, discipline they may face.

According to the source, if players are found to have lied to investigators, that could result in a more significant penalty.

It appears that much of MLBs case will rest on what is called a non-analytical positive, meaning evidence other than a blood or urine test to detect banned substances.

The source said that while a positive test would be beneficial to investigators, the lack of a test would not necessarily clear a player.

Source: SI Wire


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