University of Miami and MLB

by Bill Chuck on February 6, 2013

The University of Miami has been the focus of the early portion of MLB’s investigation where Ryan Braun attended college.

According to the news-breaking story by Tim Brown and Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Cesar Carrillo, a pitcher in the Detroit Tigers organization, was Braun’s road roommate for three years. Jimmy Goins, a strength-and-conditioning coach at the school and alleged client of Bosch’s, worked with Braun during his three years at Miami. Goins has denied a connection to Bosch.

In response to the allegations in the article, Danny Valencia released a statement to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick.

“As any innocent person would be, I am shocked and troubled that my name is in any way connected to this story,” Valencia said in the statement. “I have never met or spoken to anyone connected with Biogenesis, in fact I had never even heard of this company prior to the New Times’ story. I take tremendous pride in the hard work and dedication I put into being a professional baseball player and have never taken PEDs or failed a drug test of any kind during my career. I look forward to fully cooperating in MLB’s investigation in any way that I can, and will explore taking legal action if this issue is not resolved in a timely fashion.”

Here are the current U of Miami players in the bigs

Yrs From ▾ To
Yasmani Grandal 1 2012 2012
Chris Herrmann 1 2012 2012
Ryan Jackson 1 2012 2012
Eddy Rodriguez 1 2012 2012
Blake Tekotte 2 2011 2012
Jemile Weeks 2 2011 2012
Yonder Alonso 3 2010 2012
Jon Jay 3 2010 2012
Scott Maine 3 2010 2012
Danny Valencia 3 2010 2012
Chris Perez 5 2008 2012
Gaby Sanchez 5 2008 2012
Ryan Braun 6 2007 2012
Jason Michaels 11 2001 2011
Pat Burrell 12 2000 2011
Aubrey Huff 13 2000 2012
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/6/2013.

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