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Baseball’s drug policy defended Bud Selig

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Commissioner Bud Selig defended baseball’s fight against performance-enhancing drugs on Wednesday, declining to discuss the recent suspension of Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun or whether other stars will also face penalties.

Braun was suspended for the rest of the season Monday, a total of 65 games, for violating baseball’s anti-drug policy. He is the first player to be punished as part of an investigation of the now-closed Biogenesis Clinic, which is believed to have provided performance-enhancing drugs to as many as 20 other players; a list that is believed to include injured New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.

Selig said he could not discuss the ongoing investigation.

‘‘Any comment from me is inappropriate, ‘‘Selig said.

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