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Major League Baseball paid a former employee of a Florida anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs for documents, The New York Times reported Thursday on its website.
The New York Yankees third baseman spoke before Monday's opener against Boston, his first public comments since the Jan. 16 operation on his left hip.
Ryan Braun had already let it be known he was not taking any questions about his reported link to a Florida anti-aging clinic when he faced reporters outside the Milwaukee Brewers' spring training clubhouse on Friday.
Every University of Miami baseball player underwent testing recently for performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
There's something different about spring training this year. It came early because of the World Baseball Classic, and Tim Lincecum came without his long locks.
Gio Gonzalez arrived at spring training with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday and maintained he has not used performance-enhancing drugs.
Rodriguez will not report to spring training with the Yankees' position players and will work on his rehabilitation from hip surgery in New York. The third baseman is expected to be sidelined until at least the All-Star break following the Jan. 16 operation.
Alex Rodriguez will not report to spring training with the Yankees' position players and will work on his rehabilitation from hip surgery in New York.
Gonzalez, whose name surfaced in a report by the Miami New Times, said he has cooperated with Major League Baseball's investigation into the matter and felt "very confident" that he will be cleared when the investigation is complete.
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke strongly defended slugger Ryan Braun on Saturday night, saying he's upset over the possibility that the 2011 NL MVP was linked to baseball's latest drug investigation for no good reason.
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says he's concerned about the latest drug allegations swirling around third baseman Alex Rodriguez, but that the matter is being looked at by Major League Baseball.
Baseball union head Michael Weiner said it would be unfair to make judgments about players and agents before evidence is sorted out in the sport's latest drug investigation.
None of the past 10,000 drug tests performed on student-athletes at Miami has shown a positive result for anabolic steroids, university officials said Thursday night.
The agents who represent Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero and Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera say no one at their agency has ever heard of or knows anyone at the Florida anti-aging clinic currently under investigation by Major League Baseball.
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun said the person who ran the Florida clinic being investigated by Major League Baseball was used only as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year.