MLB: Random In-Season HGH Testing
Major League Baseball is set to announce unprecedented measures against HGH (human growth hormone), reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. The announcement will take place by commissioner Bud Selig at the owners meetings in Arizona Thursday.
Beginning this season, MLB will conduct random, unannounced, in-season blood testing for HGH. MLB will also keep detailed records on T/E (testosterone to epitestosterone) ratios to combat questions about testosterone levels. All players will be tested at least once.
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Punishments will be the same as the punishments for steroids, which is a 50-game suspension for the first positive test, a 100-game suspension for the second positive test and a third positive test will result in a lifetime ban from the game.