Major League Baseball will seek drug suspensions for about 20 players, including former Most Valuable Players Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, because of their connections to a Miami-area clinic, ESPN reported.
Ryan Braun, the National League’s Most Valuable Player, has the backing of Milwaukee Brewers owner Mark Attanasio as he challenges a drug test result that may land him a 50-game suspension should the findings be confirmed.
The man who collected Ryan Braun’s urine sample said he followed the protocol for Major League Baseball’s drug-testing program and that recent criticism by the player has caused his family emotional distress.
Former National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun said he consulted with a Miami clinic operator accused of supplying banned drugs to Major League Baseball players while defending himself against doping charges last year.
The top-selling T-shirt inside Milwaukee’s Miller Park doesn’t carry the name of Prince Fielder, whose 38 home runs were second in the National League, or Ryan Braun, whose .332 batting average trailed only Jose Reyes of the New York Mets.