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Report: New CBA to include HGH testing

Posted on: November 19, 2011 2:56 pm
Edited on: November 19, 2011 6:48 pm
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Bud SeligBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement will include blood test for human growth hormone will be part of the next Major League Baseball collective bargaining agreement, the New York Times' Michael S. Schmidt reports.

If baseball does indeed test for HGH, it will be the first of the major professional sports in the United States to do so. Players who test positive for HGH will face the same punishment as current steroid users face, a 50-game suspension for the first-time failure. Testing would begin in February.

Baseball started blood testing in the minor leagues in 2010.

The NFL attempted to add blood testing for HGH in its last CBA, but was unable to do so.

The Associated Press also reports the new free agent compensation system will be in effect for several of the current free agent players, although not for the top players, such as Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. Teams signing some Type A free agents will not be penalized a draft pick. FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweeted this should help the top free-agent relievers on the market, such as Heath Bell and Ryan Madson. Rosenthal notes that teams losing a Type A free agent will still get compensated with draft picks.

In addition, the minimum salary for 2012 will be $480,000. 

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Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:52 pm
 

Report: New CBA to include HGH testing

Thank you for calling this Yanktard out. Pujols has been tested randomly and is ALWAYS clean. Can't believe the accusations he has just because he consistantly puts up great numbers. 


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 9:09 pm
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Since: Jan 4, 2009
Posted on: November 19, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Report: New CBA to include HGH testing

...........A little late , but great news for MLB fans and for the clean players......who now don't have to have that internal debate about whether they need to cheat to keep up with users.   I just wish there was some way we could go back now and keep Aaron and Maris' records preserved as the al time and single season HR record holders.  I think that most fans that honor the game still consider 755 and 61 as the top HR numbers in baseball......the other "cartoon" numbers just fade away as we move away  from the steroid era.

Nice to see low scoring games make a comeback also...... I believe that 3-2 games are far more interesting than 10-8 games.  I guess that Bud is trying to put a nice bow on his term as Commisioner......had alot of problems, maybe he can make up for them on his way out......



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Report: New CBA to include HGH testing

The soup-noodle gang has long since been banned, though I guess the alts could start their whining in the spring. They'll invent some new superdrug in their mind that is untestable. Must be sad being a Royals and M's fan (that was the entire group I believe) that to pass the season by, you just accuse good players on other teams of using.



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: November 19, 2011 3:48 pm
 

Report: New CBA to include HGH testing

Dear New MLB CBA,

You're about 15 years too late, but thanks for the bank while it lasted.

Sincerely,

The 1990's and early 2000's MLB Rosters



Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Report: New CBA to include HGH testing

Im really glad to hear this, as a Blue Jay fan, I have heard so much hate for Jose Bautista by people accusing him of juicing or using HGH. Its going to be nice to prove the haters wrong on this matter, but im sure they will find some other excuse...



Since: Jul 6, 2007
Posted on: November 19, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Report: New CBA to include HGH testing

HGH testing?

I feel bad for whoever signs Pujols. 


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