Some heckle Ryan Braun Thursday night against the Phillies


by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- Ryan Braun was back in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies.

He was greeted by a smattering of boos and some fans chanting "steroids" during his first at bat.

It marked his return to play after reports suggest the player may be suspended by the MLB.

Brewers Manager Ron Roenicke says Braun took a short break to rest a thumb injury. He told media Braun complained his thumb was hurting just before taking some time off.

According to ESPN, Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Florida at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including the Brewers' Ryan Braun.

"Outside the Lines" has learned if the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history.

The report also says Braun could be suspended for 100 games - the penalty for a second offense. Major League Baseball would nab Braun, among others, for lying to investigators then being found to have taken PEDs.

Among the new developments Thursday night is that the Washington Post newspaper is reporting that Major League Baseball is in the process of interviewing players connected to the Biogensis Clinic.

It's not clear if Braun has been interviewed,

On Friday,  clinic founder Tony Bosch will sit down with league investigators.


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