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Ryan Braun listed in Biogenesis records, claims he used Anthony Bosch as consultant during appeal

Ryan BraunRyan Braun’s name was listed in Biogenesis clinic records, but the former NL MVP says that is only because his team used Anthony Bosch as a consultant during his suspension appeal last year.

Yahoo! Sports reported on Tuesday that Braun’s name was listed three times in Biogenesis records they obtained. They say his name was not listed next to any PEDs, but that numerical notations “RB 20-30K” appeared by his name, which may be the amount of money he owed the clinic.

Biogenesis documents also reportedly mention Chris Lyons, who was one of Braun’s attorneys when he appealed his PED suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone in 2011. Braun escaped the suspension because the sample collector did not follow the proper chain of command. Braun never explained why his sample contained elevated levels of testosterone.

Braun released the following statement in response to his reported connection with Biogenesis:

“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.

“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.”

Braun’s explanation is about as solid as it gets, though there is plenty of circumstantial evidence against him.

Yahoo! Sports reports that Braun’s name appears on a list that includes Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, and Cesar Carrillo, all of whom received PEDs from Bosch, per the Miami New Times. Cabrera failed a drug test last season.

Braun reportedly was road roommates with Carrillo, who is a pitcher in the Detroit Tigers’ organization, for three years at Miami. Braun’s strength coach for three years at Miami was Jimmy Goins, who was listed as a PED supplier by the New Times.

There is no concrete evidence proving Braun has used PEDs, but he is facing an enormous amount of circumstantial evidence.

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A-Rod reportedly received injections from Anthony Bosch

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Alex Rodriguez is denying allegations that he received performance-enhancing drugs from Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis company, but the evidence against him is mounting.

On Tuesday, the Miami New Times reported that A-Rod was one of many MLB players who ordered performance-enhancing drugs (in many cases testosterone) from the now-defunct Biogenesis company. Their report was based on conversations with former Biogenesis employees and customers, plus written records and patient files. The evidence from the Miami New Times seemed very solid.

Rodriguez, through his publicist, denied the report.

“The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez and Anthony Bosch are not true. Alex Rodriguez was not Mr. Bosch’s patient, he was never treated by him and he was treated by him and he was never advised by him. The purported documents referenced in the story — at least as they relate to Alex Rodriguez — are not legitimate.”

ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reports that Rodriguez received injections from Bosch, which meshes with the New Times’ report which said Rodriguez received personal attention from Bosch.

ESPN says Rodriguez would send Bosch text messages telling him to come to his mansion to inject him with performance-enhancing drugs. These visits reportedly would occur every few weeks. They even shared a detailed anecdote about Bosch having difficult locating a vein to inject A-Rod, leaving the Yankees DH/3B angered and bloody.

Rodriguez has not tested positive for PEDs since MLB began drug testing, though he did admit to using steroids from 2001-2003 after his PED usage was exposed in 2009 Sports Illustrated story.

Three of the MLB players mentioned in the New Times report — Melky Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, and Yasmani Grandal — failed drug tests last season and received 50-game suspensions. Other proven PED users like Manny Ramirez and tennis player Wayne Odesnik have ties to the Bosches/Biogenesis. We know who we’re believing in this situation, and it isn’t the self-admitted former user.

Anthony Bosch reportedly was running BALCO of the East, supplying A-Rod, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez, Melky, Colon

anthony bosch mugMiami New Times dropped a bombshell report on Tuesday in which they exposed Dr. Anthony Bosch (pictured) of running an anti-aging clinic that also doubled as a performance-enhancing drugs supplier to many athletes.

Bosch’s company, Biogenesis, sold PEDs ranging from HGH to steroids. Biogenesis’ client list reportedly included sluggers like Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, and Nelson Cruz, among others. Biogenesis operated on a similar scale to BALCO, the company formerly run by Victor Conte, that supplied drugs to athletes like Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, and Marion Jones.

Miami New Times reports that Bosch has a history of racking up bad debts and stiffing ex-wives over support payments. His company reportedly was not paying employees. They would often supply patients (non-athletes) with steroid cycles and diuretics.

Miami New Times went through several documents and Bosch’s personal records to determine which athletes were mentioned and listed as customers. They found several baseball players, a boxer, and tennis player listed, many of whom have already been caught using PEDs.

The list includes:

    - New York Yankees DH/3B Alex Rodriguez, who admitted to past steroid use after being busted by Sports Illustrated in 2009.
    – Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, who was busted for using PEDs during a breakout 2012 season. His name appeared in Bosch’s records 14 times.
    – Oakland A’s pitcher Bartolo Colon, who tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in 2012.
    – San Diego Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal, who was suspended in November for elevated levels of testosterone.
    – Tennis player Wayne Odesnik, who was caught transporting HGH across international borders and was suspended a year by the ITF.
    – Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, who has belted 108 home runs in the last four seasons. He was mentioned in a July, 2012 customer sheet under the code name “Mohamad.”
    – Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez, who won 21 games last season.
    – Boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, who is 22-0,

As you read, the first five names listed have either tested positive in the past year, or have been busted in the past for PED use/association.

Bosch was also the doctor who prescribed Manny Ramirez HCG when he tested positive for the female fertility drug while with the Dodgers in 2009.

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