A few hours after Ryan Braun said he would have no additional comment on a report linking him to a clinic alleged to have sold performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players, a new report surfaced Friday with the Milwaukee Brewers star leftfielder's name on additional documents. The new list from the Biogenesis clinic, reported by ESPN's "Outside the Lines," had Braun's name with the figure "1500" next to it. There were no performance-enhancing drugs affixed to his name, but ESPN cited a source that said players on the list received performance-enhancing drugs from Tony Bosch, who operated the now-shuttered clinic in Coral Gables, Fla. ESPN displayed the list that it said was hand-written by Bosch last April. The other names on the list were Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Francisco Cervelli, all previously named on documents published by the Miami New Times and/or Yahoo Sports. The ESPN report said the list was not "definitive proof" that Braun received or used PEDs. But it said a source indicated players on the list received PEDs and that there was "no other reason to be on that paper." Earlier in the day, Braun reported to the Brewers camp and met briefly with reporters. He stood by his earlier statement that his name was in the clinic's logs because his attorneys used Bosch as a consultant in preparing their appeal of Braun's positive drug test from October 2011 for elevated testosterone levels. That test result was overturned on appeal, allowing Braun to avoid a 50-game suspension, with the announcement coming just after spring training opened last year. Arbitrator Shyam Das, who ruled in favor of Braun primarily due to irregularities in shipping his urine sample, later was fired by Major League Baseball in protest of his decision. Braun said he would have no further comment on the Yahoo report and again maintained he had nothing to hide and would fully cooperate with MLB's investigation into the clinic. Braun did not work out Friday, and the Brewers' session ended before the ESPN report surfaced.
Ryan Braun stands by story; new report surfaces
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Feb 16