Report: Ryan Braun’s name appears on additional clinic document
Milwaukee Brewers All-Star outfielder Ryan Braun’s name appears on an additional document from the Biogenesis clinic in South Florida that Major League Baseball is investigating for possibly providing performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players, reports ESPN.com.
In the documents provided to the network, the figure of $1,500 appears next to Braun’s name. The list is not proof that Braun either received or used performance-enhancing substances.
One of the documents shows plus signs next to the players’ names, which are circled for players who paid their fees, a source said. Braun’s $1,500 fee is marked as being unpaid. Braun’s name appears on another list of player names, dollar amounts and dates but is not included in the listing; rather, his name is at the bottom of the page under a line with “Expenses” written on it.
Braun’s name first appeared in the documents linked to Anthony Bosch, owner of the Biogenesis of America clinic. Braun has said he consulted with Bosch during his successful appeal of a positive drug test a year ago. Braun did not say what Bosch consulted him on. Braun went on to hit .319 with 41 home runs and drive in 112 runs last season.
Bosch had been identified four years ago as a source for the HCG prescription that led to Manny Ramirez’s 50-game suspension. That prescription was written by Bosch’s father, Pedro, who is a licensed physician in the Miami area. According to the documents cited by Yahoo! Sports, Bosch sought $20,000 to $30,000 from Braun.