(MILWAUKEE) — Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun’s name appears in three of the Biogenesis clinic records, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The clinic has been alleged to have distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several Major League Baseball players, including New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, according to an article in the Miami New Times last week.
The records obtained by Yahoo! Sports shows Braun’s name comes up three different times, but there is no specific PED listed next to his name.
Braun released a statement late Tuesday night.
“During the course of preparing for 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,” Braun said. “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.”
MLB says they will investigate the alleged link to the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player.
The 29-year-old Braun was suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for illegal synthetic testosterone during the 2011 postseason. That banned was later overturned after the handling of the sample was called into question.
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Jill Martin, CNN