MLB Now in Possession of Mitchell Report

Steroid investigation findings to be made public Thursday
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 11, 2007 11:05 PM CST
Former U.S. Senator and Queens University Chancellor George Mitchell, left, Northern Ireland First Minister Dr Ian Paisley, right, and Deputy Northern Ireland First Minister Martin Mc Guinness speak to...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Major League Baseball is finally in possession of the much-anticipated steroid report produced by George Mitchell, 21 months after the former senator was commissioned to investigate the use of performing-enhancing drugs in the pro game. Baseball officials are expected to review the document for 48 hours before it is released on Thursday, reports the New York Daily News.

Sources tell the News that 60-80 current and former players will be named in the report, which was reportedly based largely upon the testimony of former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski. Mitchell said in July that the mission of his investigation was not only  to uncover the use of steroids and other drugs, but to make recommendations on how to deal with the issue in the future.