According to Ryan Braun, "the truth has not changed." Unfortunately, neither have the questions.
Once again, the Brewers' slugger is answering questions about performance-enhancing drugs. Braun is reportedly one of about 20 players that MLB will seek to suspend for connections to Biogenesis, according to a report by ESPN's "Outside The Lines". Braun was first connected to the shuttered anti-aging clinic by Yahoo! Sports in February, shortly after a report by the Miami New Times went public with Biogenesis records purportedly documenting PED use by several prominent MLB players, including Alex Rodriguez.
"I addressed it in Spring Training. I will not make any further statements about it. The truth has not changed," Braun said after Milwaukee's 4-3 win. "I don’t know the specifics of the story that came out today, but I’ve already addressed it, I’ve already commented on it, and I’ll say nothing further about it. I hope that you guys can respect that, as I said in spring training."
According to the OTL report, Tony Bosch, founder of the anti-aging clinic in Miami, reached an agreement with MLB to cooperate with its investigation and talk about players linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Braun was suspended by MLB for 50 games in December 2011, just months after being named the National League MVP of that season. The suspension was later overturned by an arbitrator after an appeal. Braun told reporters at the time that "the truth prevailed."
On Tuesday night, Braun told reporters that the investigation will not affect his play.
"No, of course not. I've dealt with this for two years now. I'm pretty good at avoiding distractions," he said, via The Associated Press.