In-Season HGH Testing Comes to Baseball

In-Season HGH Testing Comes to Baseball

In April, a randomly selected player in Major League Baseball will roll up his sleeves and become the first athlete in the four major North American sports to take a test for human growth hormone during a season.

"This is a very proud day for baseball," Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday, in announcing MLB's revised drug-testing policy at the owners' meetings here.

The in-season tests, approved by the players' union, left some players waiting to hear how the tests would be administered. Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis and Angels catcher Chris Iannetta each said he preferred a postgame blood test, but a pregame testing regimen appears more likely, according to a person familiar with the program but not authorized to discuss it.

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