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Jose Guillen Linked to HGH Shipment, Federal Investigation

San Francisco Giants outfielder, Jose Guillen, has been linked once again to performance enhancing drugs during a federal investigation. According to the New York Times, Guillen’s wife signed for a shipment of human growth hormone that was delivered by undercover agents after it was intercepted while en route from the Dominican Republic. According to the Times’ sources, the Giants were "directed [...]

Posted on 29 October 2010 | 10:20 am

Ronny Paulino Suspended 50 Games

Florida Marlins catcher, Ronny Paulino was suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Paulino will not contest the result and his suspension will start immediately and carry into the beginning of next season. Paulino claimed that the positive test resulted from a diet pill that was not approved by major league baseball. MLB’s statement [...]

Posted on 21 August 2010 | 6:12 am

Roger Clemens Indicted For Perjury and Obstruction of Justice

Roger Clemens has been indicted for making false statements to Congress during his February 2008 hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The alleged false statements came during a sometimes contentious hearing featuring contradictory testimony by Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee, about Clemens’ use of performance enhancing drugs. According to the New [...]

Posted on 19 August 2010 | 12:27 pm

Edinson Volquez Suspended 50 Games for Fertility Drug

Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Edinson Volquez, tested positive for a performance enhancing drug and has been suspended 50 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Volquez, recovering from Tommy John Surgery, will serve his entire suspension while on the disabled list. Volquez claims his positive test was the result of taking a fertility drug prescribed [...]

Posted on 12 May 2010 | 12:04 pm

MLB To Implement HGH Blood Testing in Minor Leagues

According to the New York Times, Major League Baseball will institute blood testing for human growth hormone in the minor leagues as early as this year. MLB will also attempt to get the players union to accept blood testing at the Major League level.MLB issued a statement in response to the Times’ questions which included the following:"We are consulting with our experts concerning immediate [...]

Posted on 24 February 2010 | 6:39 pm

First Analytical HGH Positive Test in UK Rugby, MLB Implications

The world’s first analytical positive test for human growth hormone is on record. Professional rugby player, Terry Newton provided a blood sample to the United Kingdom Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) in November, the test came back positive for HGH. Newton was banned for two years and his team, the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, terminated his contract. Newton did not contest the results according to the [...]

Posted on 23 February 2010 | 11:00 am

Mark McGwire Steroids Admission Reactions

Mark McGwire’s admission of steroid use was met with great skepticism, and understandably so. While most found McGwire’s admission evasive at best, fans still gave him a standing ovation before his February 17th press conference, his first public appearance since his interview with Costas. Most people however seem put off by McGwire’s insistence that the steroids didn’t provide him any advantage [...]

Posted on 12 February 2010 | 10:03 am

Mark McGwire Admits Using Steroids, Issues Statement

When it was revealed in October that McGwire had been hired as the St. Louis Cardinals hitting coach, it became inevitable that he would have to address the steroid allegations with the media. It would be his first public statements about performance enhancing drugs since he famously declined "to talk about the past" during the Congressional hearings in 2005.That day has come and Mark McGwire [...]

Posted on 12 January 2010 | 12:53 pm

Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz on 2003 Steroid List

Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball’s 2003 "survey" testing according to the New York Times’ Michael Schmidt. Schmidt, citing "lawyers with knowledge of the results" did not identify for which drug or drugs the Red Sox sluggers tested positive. The information about Ramirez and Ortiz emerged through interviews with multiple [...]

Posted on 30 July 2009 | 12:09 pm

2003 Steroid List Another Hoax? Rotoinfo Publishes "Unconfirmed" List

Rotoinfo, a fantasy sports information site has published a list of players who supposedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball’s 2003 anonymous survey testing (see below). The site describes the list as "rumored" and "unconfirmed" but maintains the source of the list as “trusted.”Deadspin (among others) was quick to discredit the list. It notes that Jason [...]

Posted on 30 June 2009 | 3:05 pm

Sammy Sosa Tested Positive for PED in 2003 Survey Testing

According to the New York Times, Sammy Sosa was one of the 104 players to test positive for a performance enhancing drug in Major League Baseball’s 2003 supposedly anonymous survey testing. The Times’ Michael Schmidt, cited "lawyers with knowledge of the drug-testing results" but said they did not know for which drug Sosa had tested positive.There has been a legal battle about the 2003 test [...]

Posted on 16 June 2009 | 8:00 pm

Richard Thomas, Florida Based PED Dealer, May Implicate Washington Nationals Players

A major steroid bust in Florida may implicate players from the Washington Nationals. Former bodybuilder and personal trainer, Richard “Andy” Thomas, arrested for importing and distributing steroids, told police that he sold steroids to players on the Nationals and the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals. Thomas and his wife, Sandra, were both charged with ten counts of "possession with [...]

Posted on 11 June 2009 | 7:42 pm

Manny Ramirez Suspension Breakdown, HCG, DHEA

The Los Angeles Times has the complete breakdown of the Manny Ramirez suspension. Ramirez was ultimately suspended for a Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) prescription found after a spring training drug test revealed elevated levels of testosterone. Elevated testosterone levels are discovered through a testosterone-epitestosterone (T:E) ratio test. A normal T:E ratio is 1:1. According to the [...]

Posted on 27 May 2009 | 10:15 am

A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez Released, MLB Investigating

Selena Roberts’ much hyped book, A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez, was released May 4. The New York Times had already reported that Major League Baseball began investigating Rodriguez shortly after meeting with MLB officials on March 1. According to the Times, MLB "heightened" its investigation when learning that allegations in the book contradicted what Rodriguez had told them. Roberts [...]

Posted on 9 May 2009 | 6:54 pm

Manny Ramirez Suspended 50 Games for HCG, Investigation by MLB, Artificial Testosterone

Manny Ramirez has been suspended for 50 games by Major League Baseball under its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. According to ESPN, Ramirez was suspended for using Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) after high levels of testosterone detected during a Spring Training drug test triggered an investigation. HCG is a fertility drug often used by athletes between cycles of steroids and [...]

Posted on 7 May 2009 | 8:54 pm

JC Romero Sues Supplement Maker After Suspension

JC Romero has filed a lawsuit against Ergopharm, Inc. and Proviant Technologies, the manufacturer and distributor of 6-OXO Extreme, the supplement that Romero claims caused him to test positive for androstenedione (or a derivative) on August 26 2008. Romero appealed his suspension but Major League Baseball ruled Romero "negligent" and his suspension was upheld.Romero’s civil suit states that [...]

Posted on 1 May 2009 | 7:12 pm

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Mitchell Report - 47
Admitted - 16
Implicated By Others - 34
MLB Suspensions - 27
Other - 4
Suspended for non-analytical evidence that player violated MLB drug policy.
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