What happened yesterday?
Those are the latest names added to this ever-growing list of players found on the Miami-area clinic’s records of Anthony Bosch. Bosch is amidst of being accused of supplying performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to a slew of MLB players.
Braun, who failed a PED test a year ago but got it dismissed on a technicality and Cervelli both confirmed their association with Bosch’s clinic and immediately issued statements.
Immediately after the news, both Braun and Cervelli admitted to have had an association with Bosch, but not for PEDs or anything illegal.
“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. More specifically, he answered questions about [testosterone-to-epitestosterone] ratio and possibilities of tampering with samples. “I have nothing to hide and have never had any other relationship with Bosch.”
(cont)legal ways to aid my rehab and recovery. I purchased supplements that I am certain were not prohibited by Major League Baseball.
— Francisco Cervelli (@fran_cervelli) February 6, 2013
After speaking to Montero, Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times tweeted:
Jesus Montero told me he has "no idea" how his name got in documents from South Florida clinic. Says never a client, never bought anything
— Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) February 6, 2013
Since the Miami New Times blew the lid off this story over a week ago, the list keeps on growing and is now up to 12.
And this might just be the beginning, as the MNT has seems to be ripping off this band aide slowly, as it works in the small newspapers favor to stay in the relevant.
It has been confirmed by MNT that MLB has requested all documents related to this allegations but the paper hasn’t decided whether to turn over anything over yet.
This is not the way anybody wanted to start the 2013 season.