Saturday, February 9, 2013
Ron Roenicke, Ryan Braun chat
ESPN.com news services
MIAMI -- Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says he has talked to slugger Ryan Braun about how he was linked to a defunct Florida clinic being probed by Major League Baseball in the sport's latest drug investigation.
Roenicke says Braun is "doing good," and added that he knows the 2011 NL MVP again will have to deal with some scrutiny.
Braun tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone during the 2011 postseason. Baseball suspended him for 50 games, a sanction that was overturned in spring training last year after an arbitrator ruled in Braun's favor due to chain of custody issues involving the sample.
Braun has acknowledged a business relationship with Anthony Bosch, saying he consulted with the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic only to strengthen his appeal of the 2011 positive test result.
Braun released a statement last Tuesday in response to a report by Yahoo! Sports, which said the outfielder's name is listed in records obtained from Biogenesis of America LLC, the clinic that allegedly provided PEDs to several high-profile baseball players.
"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," Braun said in his statement. "More specifically, he answered questions about T/E ratio and possibilities of tampering with samples."
The T/E ratio is a comparison of the levels of testosterone to epitestosterone.
Roenicke was speaking Saturday night at Florida International's baseball banquet.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.