Former National League MVP Ryan Braun returned to the starting lineup Tuesday but rumors swirled again that the left fielder was facing a 100 game suspension from Major League Baseball. He has repeatedly denied using performance-enhancing drugs, and refused to answer questions during a recent meeting with Major League Baseball about his connection to Tony Bosch and the Biogenesis clinic in Miami.
Commissioner Bud Selig's office is expected to suspend Braun and Alex Rodriguez, along with as many as 20 players sometime after next week's All-Star break, for their roles in the Biogenesis case, several sources told "Outside the Lines."
MLB reportedly started building cases against the players last month after Bosch agreed to cooperate with investigators.
Sources said the commissioner's office was considering 100-game bans for Braun and Rodriguez, the punishment for a second offense, even though neither player was previously suspended for violating MLB's drug policy.