Alex Rodriguez's associates leaked Ryan Braun, Francisco Cervelli's names

Rodriguez is appealing his 211-game suspension, among the longest in baseball history. Photo: Associated Press

Members of New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez's inner circle were behind the leak of documents that named Ryan Braun and other players as steroid users, one of whom was his own teammate, CBS News says.

In an exclusive 60 Minutes report, sources say that people affiliated with Rodriguez, who was suspended Aug. 5 by Major League Baseball for 211 games for his use of steroids and performance enhancing drugs, gave unredacted documents to Yahoo! Sports implicating several players involved in the Biogenesis scandal.

Rodriguez is in the process of appealing his suspension, while more than a dozen MLB players, including Braun, accepted suspensions from the league.

Included in the list of players Rodriguez's associates implicated was Francisco Cervelli, a teammate of Alex's in New York.

Both Braun and Cervelli had their names blacked out in original documents provided to the Miami New Times, who broke the story in January.