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Report: MLB asks DEA officials for names of Biogenesis players

Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge for DEA Miami, (L) and U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer speak to the media about those arrested in connection with the MLB Biogenesis case Photo:

Mark R. Trouville, Special Agent in Charge for DEA Miami, (L) and U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer speak to the media about those arrested in connection with the MLB Biogenesis case

Major League Baseball has contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida to request the names of players who were named in the Biogenesis investigation for violating the league's drug policy, reports T.J. Quinn of ESPN

On Tuesday, Quinn reported that he was told the investigation revealed previously unnamed players, all of whom would likely be suspended. He said Thursday that he was told there are five new players, although it is unclear whether they are all major leaguers. 

The officials are considering the request by MLB, which wants the names as soon as possible so that it can start the disciplinary process. 

More: A year after Biogenesis bans, have Yankees missed A-Rod?

The players were reportedly identified through the DEA's "Operation Strikeout," and are not connected directly to Anthony Bosch or the Biogenesis clinic he founded. Bosch turned himself in and plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone on Tuesday. 

MLB and the DEA have clashed over information sharing in the past. 

- Molly Geary

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