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Report: MLB paid for documents about Biogenesis group linked to Braun

Ryan Braun (8) heads for first base after he hits a home run, driving in Norichika Aoki to tie the score at 2-2 in the 4th inning during the Milwaukee Brewers- Chicago White Sox exhibition baseball game at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday, March 29, 2013. Journal Sentinel photo by RICK WOOD/ RWOOD@JOURNALSENTINEL.COM Photo: Image by Rick Wood

Report: MLB paid for documents about Biogenesis group linked to Braun

By Jay Sorgi and the Associated Press. CREATED Apr 12, 2013

NEW YORK - 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 newspaper reported that two unidentified people briefed on the matter said at least one player linked to now-closed Biogenesis of America purchased documents from a former clinic employee in order to destroy them, and that other players made efforts to buy potentially incriminating documents.

In January, the Miami New Times, an alternative weekly newspaper, reported that New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez were among the big leaguers listed in Biogenesis of America's records.

in February, Brewers slugger Ryan Braun's name was reported to have been listed among those in the alleged PED scandal.

One month later, reports came out (which MLB denied) that they were targeting Braun.

The players have denied they obtained banned drugs from the clinic.