In an exclusive interview with Sportsnet Saturday, MLB commissioner Bud Selig addressed whether Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun could be suspended for their ties to Biogenesis.
On Friday, MLB suspended Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Cesar Carrilllo 100 games for violating the minor-league drug program. As Fox Sport’s Ken Rosenthal reported, Carrillo was named in documents pertaining to Biogenesis, the Miami-based clinic alleged to have distributed PEDs to professional athletes.
The names of several other prominent MLB players such as Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera have also appeared in Biogenesis documents.
On Saturday a report surfaced that MLB investigators were now targeting Braun and Rodriguez.
MLB is actively going after any players connected to Biogenesis clinic. Carrillo is only the first. A-Rod and Braun strongly in their sights
— T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) March 16, 2013
When asked later in the day by Sportsnet about the investigation, Selig refused to name Braun and Rodriguez by name.
“We’re in the midst of a very intense investigation,” said Selig during an exclusive sit down interview with Hazel Mae, the full version of which will air during Sportsnet’s MLB Preview show on March 30. “Wherever we have any question, baseball will be very aggressive in our program, because as far as I’m concerned, I’m proud of where we are and if anybody cheats they’re going to get caught.
“This investigation is so aggressive and so thorough that I am not concerned about it.”