The MLB’s PEDs witch hunt continues and this time it’s because they’ve gotten wind of a DEA report that says 5 new players were involved with Alex Rodriguez’s cousin, Yuri Sucart.
ESPN’s T.J. Quinn was first to report the news:
“One source said five players have been identified during the investigation, although it is not clear whether all five are on major league rosters. Two law enforcement sources said the evidence that the players received banned substances was compelling and that they expect the players will be suspended by MLB.
According to sources familiar with the investigation, the players identified in “Operation Strikeout” were not connected to Anthony Bosch or the Biogenesis clinic he founded, but to other defendants in the case, including Yuri Sucart, the cousin of Alex Rodriguez.”
It’s now believed that Yuri Sucart may have had his own PEDs distribution ring, which is backed up by his arrest alonside Biogenesis owner Tony Bosch.
The MLB wants the DEA to release the names of these players ASAP so that they can begin handing out suspensions. It seems as though Major League Baseball still has some work to do in terms of cleaning up it’s PED problem.