Wednesday, June 07, 2006


It looks like there might be a logical correlation between the advent of Latino baseball stars and the proliferation of steroids, human growth hormone and other performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball

Grimsley received a package containing two kits of human growth hormone April 19 at his Scottsdale home.

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jason Grimsley told federal investigators he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs, according to court documents unsealed late Tuesday.

It looks like Grimsley has named names.

According to Novitsky, Grimsley told him the names of other players he believed were using, but the names of those players were blacked out of the court records.

"I have no comment about that and no idea about that," Grimsley told The Arizona Republic on Tuesday, hours before the Diamondbacks played the Philadelphia Phillies.
Don't be surprised that baseball players are now using human growth hormone because drug testing is only being done for steroids.

The Republic reported that Latino players were cited by Grimsley in the court documents as a major source of amphetamines, as were major leaguers on California teams who could easily travel to Mexico to buy the drugs.

The newspaper reported that the affidavit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, said that Grimsley took delivery of two kits containing human growth hormone at his home on April 19.

Let's see if the baseball media follows up on this. - MLB - Arizona reliever's home searched in steroids probe

The original story from the Arizona Republics by reporters Craig Harris, Joseph A. Reaves and Nick Piecoro

Arizona Republic: D-Backs Grimsley implicated in steroids probe

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