Leyland has no comment (again) on latest Biogenesis news
With ESPN reporting Tuesday that suspensions in the Biogenesis case could come as early as the week after the All-Star break, questions again came up in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse about what the team might do if Jhonny Peralta — linked to the clinic’s paperwork — were included in MLB’s dragnet.
After saying “I don’t know what you’re talking about” in his postgame media session Tuesday, Tigers manager Jim Leyland still had a no-comment prior to Wednesday’s game.
“I’m aware of what you’re aware of. I don’t know anything about that. I’m not getting into that. That’s not for managers to discuss, in my opinion. I’m not going to discuss that. That’s a lot higher up than me,” the manager said. “I don’t have any comment on that stuff.”
It’s the same stance the team — and Leyland — have taken all along.
After initially issuing a statement, in which he called anyone linking him to steroid usage as a liar, Peralta has declined comment, as well.
“I don’t have no comment for that right now. I’m play(ing) baseball right now, and that’s my focus, to play right now,” he said in early June. “I don’t really try to pay attention to what they say right now. I try to play this game.”