Another Steroid Controversy For Ryan Braun

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.

Author: Tim Williams

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

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