Fred McGriff says MLB suspensions not severe enough

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TAMPA, Florida -- Former Tampa Bay Ray and 19-year Major Leaguer Fred McGriff told 10 News baseball's 50-game suspensions for 12 players linked to the Biogenesis clinic is not severe enough.

"They gotta come up with a stiffer penalty. Fifty games is not enough," McGriff said. "Even now, these guys will serve their suspensions. Nelson Cruz is going to be a free agent at the end of the year, so he's going to go, someone will give him a 3-4 year deal for $30-$40 million. Fifty games is kind of a slap on the wrist."

McGriff doesn't believe that MLB's drug program is working. He agrees with the theory that the 13 players suspended Monday never failed a drug test -- they were discovered by their association with the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Miami.

For Fred McGriff's entire interview with 10 News Sports Anchor Dave Wirth, click on the attached video.

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