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Rumor: A-Rod, Cano, Granderson, Braun To Be Suspended for Using PEDs


Some national news that has been floating out there for the past few hours…

A totally unconfirmed report from Joe Bisceglie, the sports beat writer for Dog and Pony Show, says that prominent MLB stars Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, and Curtis Granderson will all be suspended for using PEDs and violating baseball’s drug policy.

Apparently, the writer has a track record of breaking similar stories:

"He’s unable to disclose his sources, but Joe’s been right about this type of news before. A full month before the suspension became official last summer, Joe’s anonymous source correctly identified Melky Cabrera as the next big name to be slapped with the 50 game fine."

The site then displays a tweet from Bisceglie posted on July 18, 2012, a full month before anyone else reported the Cabrera suspension.

September 30, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) congratulates second baseman Robinson Cano (24) after both scored against the Toronto Blue Jays in the ninth inning at the Rogers Centre. New York defeated Toronto 9-6. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

This could potentially be big news if true, but we likely won’t find out for sure until a more reputable source reports it.

It is certainly plausible that Braun and A-Rod would be suspended, as both of their names show up in the records of Biogenisis, a Miami clinic that supplied PEDs to athletes. Both also have a history of taking PEDs, as Braun tested positive in 2011 (he was eventually cleared), and Rodriguez admitted to using PEDs earlier in his career.

However, his teammates, Cano and Granderson, have had no involvement with PEDs to our knowledge. A quick Google search for their names followed by “PEDs” will display plenty of rumors, but like this source, that’s just what they are: rumors.