“Who knows what was going on with [Braun’s] situation, but for the most part the drug tester that we worked with ... we all know him as well, and he handles his business pretty professionally. And I think that everyone in this clubhouse would agree with me,” Cubs outfielder Reed Johnson said Friday on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000.
Cubs infielder Jeff Baker told the Chicago Sun-Times that he has had no problems with Laurenzi.
“Just from knowing Dino the three years I’ve been here, he’s been nothing but professional,” Baker told the paper. “He’s been very, very thorough. I have no concerns and no qualms.’” . . .
The process to me is something a lot of the guys in the clubhouse really trust,” Johnson said. “Obviously, you don’t want your sample going to somebody’s house and sitting around for a couple of days, but you know that that process of them taking your sample and sealing it inside a case, stickers over it and that’s inside a bag, stickers over that and that’s inside a sealed box, stickers over that.
“When you see the process and the detail that goes into that type of drug testing, you really do feel safe that nothing is going to happen.”
Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano said he would not be worried about his sample regardless of who is collecting it.
“I’m not worried that it’s the same guy,” Soriano told the Sun-Times. “‘I’m not worried because I know what I take. It doesn’t matter who takes the sample. If you don’t take nothing, he can take [the specimen] home for a week and nothing will come out.”