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Farrell believes Biogenesis probe won't affect Sox

Farrell believes Biogenesis probe won't affect Sox

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Farrell believes Biogenesis probe won't affect Sox

BOSTON -- Red Sox manager John Farrell doesn't think any of his players are involved in the investigation Major League Baseball is doing regarding performance-enhancing drugs purchased at the Biogenesis clinic in Miami.

Reports are rampant that Major League Baseball could be close to suspending up to 20 players, some of them high-profile.

"I'm confident, yes," said Farrell. "I know there's been some preliminary notice that none of our players are on it, but knowing them more first-hand as people, I certainly would be shocked if anybody does show up on it based on what we know about it."

Even if no Red Sox players are implicated, Farrell is still uneasy about what something like this does to the game.

"Well it's unfortunate that decisions are made as they've been," said Farrell. "Whether or not they're proven guilty remains to be seen. The one thing that's been so great about this game, whether it's this situation or whether it's been work stoppages, it's a resilient game and it's come back from the temporary black eyes that it has suffered, and I'm hopeful that this will be dealt with and resumed from this point forward in the same way."

Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. Jason Mastrodonato is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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