Ryan Braun among players listed in Miami PED records
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Ryan Braun’s name is listed in Biogenesis records obtained by Yahoo!. The case continues to be investigated as Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera have been tied to the South Florida outfit. The implication of Braun is of particular interest, given a positive test just after the 2011 season that was later overturned on appeal. 2011 being the season in which he won the National League MVP Award, questions swirled on how Major League Baseball would react in terms of revoking the award or otherwise noting the circumstances. Similarly, Melky Cabrera was on pace to win the National League batting crown when he abandoned his claim to the title, stating “I don’t want to win it this way.”
Major League Baseball is eventually going to have to deal with how to handle positive tests, from Hall of Fame questions, to Cy Youngs (Roger Clemens has 7 of them), to career records (I’m talking about you, Bonds). Taking no stand is not the same as standing up.
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