Tony Bosch and a number of other people who are linked to his Biogenesis clinic were arrested on Thursday morning in connection with the Drug Enforcement Agency’s “Operation Strikeout.” Bosch will plead guilty to illegally distributing steroids, and more MLB suspensions are expected as a result of the investigation.
According to ESPN’s TJ Quinn, law enforcement officials said Tuesday that their investigation has revealed two previously unnamed MLB players. Both are expected to be suspended by MLB.
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Bosch has provided steroids and other drugs to both professional athletes and high school-aged athletes. It was previously reported that MLB would put in a good word for Bosch with law enforcement officials if he cooperated in nailing Alex Rodriguez to the wall, which it seems he has done.
While Bosch could face up to a 10-year prison sentence for his charges, Quinn reports that the Biogenesis founder’s attorney struck a deal with the US Attorney’s office that had “little to do with” MLB. It is unclear if that alleged deal has anything to do with the two new names that have surfaced.