Mets reliever Scott Schoeneweis avoided suspension yesterday when MLB announced that Jose Guillen and Jay Gibbons would be suspended for the first 15 days of the 2008 season for receiving shipments of human growth hormone (HGH). MLB decided that there was insufficient evidence to suspend Schoeneweis.
The latest round of illegal substance accusations took another step today when the San Francisco Chronicle leveled some blows. The Chronicle reported that Seattle Mariners outfielder Jose Guillen, former Giants third baseman Matt Williams and former pitcher Ismael Valdez all bought human growth hormone. Though Williams says he took HGH on doctors orders to rehab […]
I was talking with a co-worker last week about the steroids issue in baseball. The conversation occured on the heels of Twins reliever Juan Rincon. The co-worker brought up a point about how the rules could be unfair to Latin players because of a language barrier. I said that the language barrier is no excuse. […]