Newsday reports Major League Baseball’s 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 clinic’s founder, Anthony Bosch, has agreed to cooperate and testify in MLB’s probe. Bosch’s reliability as a witness has been brought into question.
According to the source, interviews with “tons” of people will help frame the basis of MLB’s 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 MLB’s 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