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Baseball

Braun silent on doping report

– Ryan Braun had already let it be known he was not taking any questions about his reported link to a Florida anti-aging clinic when he faced reporters outside the Milwaukee Brewers’ spring training clubhouse Friday.

Before anyone asked a question, the Brewers’ slugger repeated the restrictions he’d placed on his first spring meeting with the media.

“I understand why a lot of you guys are probably here, but I made a statement last week,” Braun said. “I stand behind that statement. I’m not going to address that issue any further. As I stated, I’m happy to cooperate fully into any investigation into this matter.”

Braun’s name appears in records from the now-defunct Biogenesis of America LLC clinic that is alleged to have provided performance enhancing substances to several players.

After his name surfaced, Braun issued a statement saying he had used the clinic’s operator, Anthony Bosch, as a consultant during his appeal of his 2011 positive test.

Bourn signs

Michael Bourn, an All-Star center fielder last season with Atlanta, signed his four-year, $48 million contract Friday with the Indians. The 30-year-old will bat leadoff and play center field.

Around the leagues

Jose Reyes said he was “shocked” Miami traded him to Toronto. The All-Star shortstop was part of a 12-player swap that came less than a year after he signed a $106 million contract with the Marlins. …

Toronto’s Melky Cabrera said he made a mistake with drugs last year while with San Francisco. Cabrera missed the end of the regular season and playoffs after drawing a 50-game suspension for a positive test for testosterone. …

First baseman Casey Kotchman signed a minor-league contract with Miami. … San Diego outfielder Rymer Liriano, a former TinCap, will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season. …

Washington and right-hander Jordan Zimmermann agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.

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