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NL Central News and Rumors
Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun says he used the person who ran the Florida clinic now under investigation by Major League Baseball as a consultant on his drug suspension appeal last year and nothing more.Share Tweet
CHICAGO (AP) -- Northwestern will play five college football games at Wrigley Field under a partnership with the Chicago Cubs that was announced on Tuesday.Share TweetWhile some within the NL Central are surely feeling some relief in the prospect of not having to face Chris Carpenter this year, the immediate reaction to the right-hander's latest setback was much more reserved.Share Tweet
Luhnow confident in process despite criticsMLB.com Feb 5, 2013Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has heard the critics who have chastised the club for dealing away most of its established Major League players in the last year, while slashing payroll and stockpiling talent for what suddenly has become a very good M…Share Tweet
Astros' spring truck begins trek to FloridaMLB.com Feb 5, 2013The Astros worked diligently to pack up an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning, cramming it with just about anything you could imagine to sustain nearly 60 baseball players and a couple of dozen staff members for seven weeks together at the team’s Spring Tra…Share Tweet
Twenty players will make more individually in 2013 than the entire Astros team combinedyahoo.com Feb 5, 2013Four Philadelphia Phillies will make more money in 2013 than the entire Houston Astros team. So will three New York Yankees, three Los Angeles Dodgers, three Detroit Tigers and three San Francisco Giants. All total, 20 deep-pocketed players are set to e…Share Tweet
Brad Peacock’s cross country drive to Spring Training detoured by trade to Astrosyahoo.com Feb 5, 2013At some point we’ve all been halfway to our destination before realizing we forgot something - like baseball tickets, perhaps - and had to turn around to retrieve them. But how many people can say they’ve started a cross-country trek to work, onlyShare Tweetgrantland.com Feb 5, 2013The A's and Astros pulled off a five-player trade yesterday, one that strengthens Oakland's status as a contender and upgrades Houston's already vastl...Share Tweet
Report: Braun's Name On Miami-Based PED ListFeb 5Report: Ryan Braun listed in records of Miami-area anti-aging clinic linked to performance-enhancing drugs.
Braun Admits Consulting PED Clinic FounderFeb 5ESPN investigative reporter T.J. Quinn weighs in on Ryan Braun's statement that he consulted with Anthony Bosch, the founder of the Miami-based anti-aging clinic, in order to strengthen his appeal of a 2011 positive test result for PEDs.