“During the course of preparing my successful appeal last year, my attorneys, who were previously familiar with Tony Bosch, used him as a consultant. More specifically, he answered questions about T/E ratio and possibilities of tampering with samples.
“There was a dispute over compensation for Bosch’s work, which is why my lawyer and I are listed under “moneys owed” and not on any other list.
“I have nothing to hide and have never had any other relationship with Bosch.
“I will fully cooperate with any inquiry into this matter.”
A report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reveals that Ryan Braun’s name (along with Francisco Cervelli and Danny Valencia) appears in the records of the Miami-based Biogenesis Clinic. This is the same clinic that has been in the news for several days and has players like Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Melky Cabrera and others under investigation for the use of banned substances.
On MLB Network, Passan stated that there was nothing in the records that they obtained that specifically indicated that Ryan Braun took any kind of performance-enhancing drug.
MLB is investigating the clinic and whatever additional information they find (if any) will be reported at some point.
Here is the link to Passan’s article.
Again, as of now, no reference of Ryan Braun in the Biogenesis records specifically indicates that he took any banned substance. And that is why the original report by the Miami New Times wouldnt use Braun’s name — lack of evidence.
Other players listed in these records have denied association at all with the clinic or its operator Anthony Bosch.
MLB released a statement about the Passan article:
“We have an active investigation ongoing in Florida. Until that is completed, we can’t comment on any of the details or information that has surfaced.” – Pat Courtney – MLB Spokesman
I’ll have more reactionary words later, but wanted to get his information out there for your consumption.