Suspensions? Steve Phillips? Brooke Hundley applauds this.
Former general manager Steve Phillips said he thinks Major League Baseball is poised to suspend players linked to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, including Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun.
Now with SiriusXM Radio, Phillips made his remarks about the potential suspensions during an interview with the Journal Sentinel on Friday about the upcoming baseball season.
“If I had a player named in the Biogenesis story, I’d be very concerned right now,” said Phillips. “The only guy I think might be OK is Gio Gonzales because they have documentation that all of his stuff was all legitimate - supplements and vitamins and not the other stuff.
“But the fact that they suspended a minor-league player ( Cesar Puello) who was associated with Biogenesis means that they believe there is enough evidence to do so, even without a positive drug test, and it’s a matter of crossing their t’s and dotting their i’s before they move forward with major-league players as well,” Phillips said. “That would be my assumption based on what has taken place so far.”
...Phillips said he thinks MLB’s suspension of players is imminent.
“I’ve got to tell you, my inclination is that there will be major-league players suspended, and I would include Braun as one of those strong candidates,” Phillips said.