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Rodriguez admitted in 2009 that he used performance-enhancing drugs while with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03. As baseball’s highest-paid player with a $28 million salary this year, he would lose $7.65 million during a 50-game ban.

Rodriguez, who turns 38 next month, has not played since hip surgery in January and is not expected to be available to the New York Yankees until after the All-Star break. The third baseman, a three-time AL MVP, has been working out since May at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.

In addition to Rodriguez, Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was linked to the clinic. Cervelli, currently on the DL because of a broken hand, said he consulted Biogenesis for a foot injury, but didn’t receive any treatment.

“We’ll let MLB handle everything and we don’t really have a comment,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after Tuesday’s 4-3 win over Cleveland.

Girardi said the Yankees still planned for Rodriguez to rejoin the team after the All-Star break. As for the drug cloud that has hovered over baseball for years, Girardi said: “I think we all had hoped we’d gotten through it. But obviously, we haven’t.”

Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells said it was too soon to draw conclusions.

“Everything right now is speculative,” Wells said. “We can all sit here and wonder.”

Braun failed a drug test in 2011, but his 50-game suspension was overturned by an arbitrator after the union filed a grievance and challenged the handling of his urine sample. Braun has acknowledged he was mentioned in Biogenesis records because his lawyers used Bosch as a consultant during the grievance.

After the Brewers’ 4-3, 10-inning win over Oakland at Miller Park, the 2011 NL MVP said he was finished talking about the clinic.

“I’ve already addressed everything related to the Miami situation. I addressed it in spring training. I will not make any further statements about it,” he said. “The truth has not changed.”

Braun said the speculation hasn’t affected him on the field.

“No, of course not. I’ve dealt with this for two years now. I’m pretty good at avoiding distractions,” he said.