Ryan Braun's name appeared on a list made by the founder of the Florida clinic who is linked to supplying performance-enhancing drugs to major league players.
Names found in the handwritten notebook are of players who allegedly received PEDs from Anthony Bosch and owed him money, ESPN's Outside the Lines reported Friday.
Next to Braun's entry was written $1,500, an amount the Milwaukee Brewers first baseman was said to have owed Bosch. Also in the notebook were Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees and Melky Cabrera of the Toronto Blue Jays.
"I understand why a lot of you guys are probably here, but I made a statement last week," Braun said at the Brewers' spring-training complex in Phoenix. "I stand behind that statement. I'm not going to address that issue any further. As I stated, I'm happy to cooperate fully with any investigation into this matter."
---Melky Cabrera, now with the Toronto Blue Jays, issued a statement on his suspension for performance-enhancing drugs last year.
"My goals have been to serve my punishment and to put that mistake behind me, and to work hard to be the best baseball player I can be," he said. "At the end of last season, when it became clear that I would win the batting title despite my positive test, I asked the Players Association and MLB to make sure a more deserving player won, and I am very happy that my former teammate Buster Posey won that award instead of me. I also accepted the Giants' decision not to bring me back for the playoffs after I served my punishment."
---Kevin Youkilis, now a member of the New York Yankees, did some damage control after saying a day earlier that he would always be a Red Sox.
"I said, 'Oh my God,' that does not look good," Youkilis said of his Thursday comment about being a Red Sox for life. "It is one of those things that you have to take with a grain of salt. It wasn't meant to be like that. It was talking about the history of who I am. It wasn't meant to be anything like, 'My heart is in Boston,' because honestly it wasn't there. My heart is in New York."
---Shortstop Jose Reyes expressed shock and dismay over the offseason trade that sent him from Miami to Toronto. In particular, he's not happy with Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria.
Reyes said at the Blue Jays' training complex in Dunedin, Fla., that the deal blindsided him. Days before he was shipped to Toronto, Reyes recalled Loria encouraging him to purchase a home in the Miami area.
---The Washington Nationals have reached agreement with pitcher Jordan Zimmermann on a one-year deal, the Washington Post reported.
No financial terms of the agreement were available, but Zimmermann had asked for $5.8 million and the Nationals had offered $4.8 million. Zimmermann, 26, made $2.3 million in 2012, when he went 12-8 with a 2.94 ERA.