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Miami New Times Declines To Give MLB Docs Related To Potential PED Use By Players
Published March 13, 2013
MLB'S KEY LIMITATION: YAHOO SPORTS' Jeff Passan wrote lost amid the New Times' "flailing, logic-deprived rationale behind refusing to hand over documents" linking Brewers LF Ryan Braun, Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez and dozens of other baseball players "to a South Florida performance-enhancing-drug peddler was some real news." Despite the "failings of federal officials in past high-profile cases that married athletes and PEDs, the Florida Department of Health has started an investigation into Anthony Bosch, operator of the Biogenesis clinic." While MLB "may have the budget and resources to go after players who used PEDs ... it lacks one very important tool the government has at its disposal: subpoena power." Any governmental intervention is "a gift to MLB, which has struggled to find footing early in what it expects to be a long and drawn-out pursuit of the Biogenesis players" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 3/12).