Last week several big names were involved in the latest steroid controversy surrounding Major League Baseball. Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports have a new name — Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun. According to the article, Braun’s name shows up on three Biogenesis clinic records.
Braun’s name isn’t listed next to any specific PEDs, unlike the names that were released last week. This will surely cause some controversy, since Braun tested positive for steroids in the 2011-12 off-season. He managed to escape the situation without a suspension due to a chain-of-custody issue. The test-taker kept Braun’s sample in his basement over the weekend, instead of shipping it to the testing lab.
I don’t think we’re to the point of talking about a possible suspension for Braun. Right now MLB seems to be focused on digging deeper into Biogenesis. What this does mean is that Braun will most likely receive a close look, along with the other guys on the list. The fact that he’s already tested positive for testosterone won’t help his case.
Obviously if Braun does miss time, it would be a huge blow for the Brewers.