Report: DEA identifies five new players with ties to PEDs

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According to ESPN's T.J. Quinn, five new players have been identified as having ties to performance-enhancing drugs during the DEA's investigation into Biogenesis. We recently heard more players may be named after ex-Biogenesis chief Anthony Bosch surrendered to the DEA.

Major League Baseball has asked the DEA for the identities of those five players so they can start the process of disciplining them, according to the DEA. It is unclear if those five players are even on big league rosters at this time. MLB and the DEA butted heads during their simultaneous investigations into Biogenesis last year.

Law enforcement sources told Quinn the DEA uncovered "compelling evidence" that should result in additional suspensions. The players were not tied directly to Bosch or Biogenesis, but to others defendants in the case, including Yuri Sucart, Alex Rodriguez's cousin.

MLB officials declined to comment and the DEA has said they are concerned about sharing information that could jeopardize their investigation, according to Quinn.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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