Baseball Expands Testing for HGH in Players
Tests will be done in-season for first time
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2013 3:29 PM CST
This photo shows an injector pen that contains approximately a week's worth of HGH doses at a clinic at Northwestern University.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – Barry Bonds and others in the juicing club may never make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but now they've got a different kind of legacy: The league will start testing players' blood for human growth hormone during the season, reports Bloomberg. Current HGH testing takes place only in spring training or in the offseason. The agreement with the players' union also approves the use of a test to catch those using testosterone.

"This is a very proud day for baseball," said commissioner Bud Selig, which is one way of looking at it. Still, the expansion of the league's drug testing arguably gives baseball the toughest standards among professional sports in North America, reports the New York Times. The NFL, for instance, doesn't test for HGH.

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right2dave
Jan 10, 2013 4:41 PM CST
Reports "High Times?"
finkster
Jan 10, 2013 3:38 PM CST
"Baseball Expands Testing for HGH in Players" Well if they're going to "expand" testing than HGH already exists in most players.....yuk...yuk....yuk....
fractal
Jan 10, 2013 3:33 PM CST
I know a woman who is a geriatric world class swimmer, and wins many competitions. Her husband is an MD, and prescribes her testosterone because he has decided that she needs it, and her low T is a "medical" condition. No wonder she wins!!! Apparently this is legal.