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MLB says it's not targeting Ryan Braun in PED investigation

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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MLB insists it is not specifically targeting Ryan Braun in the Biogenesis investigation. (USATSI)

This past weekend, a report emerged that Major League Baseball was targeting Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun in investigations into their alleged PED connection to Dr. Anthony Bosch's Biogenesis clinic in Miami. On Wednesday morning, USA Today's Bob Nightengale further reported that MLB is hot on the trail of both players, even calling Braun "Public Enemy No. 1" in the eyes of MLB.

Major League Baseball, however, disputes this notion and instead said every player associated with the Biogenesis clinic is under the microscope, no matter his level of stardom.

"Everyone whose name has surfaced surrounding the Miami New Times story and Biogenesis is being investigated with equal vigor," MLB vice president Rob Manfred said in a statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

That doesn't exactly say they aren't targeting Braun, though. Just that he's not alone. It would appear they are targeting a boatload of players as the investigation continues.

Remember, Major League Baseball can suspend players without a positive drug test. But in that case, it would need definitive evidence.

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