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Written by Maury Brown   
Friday, 28 March 2008 09:56

MLB and SteroidsIn a sign that changes to MLB drug testing policy are about to occur, Major League Baseball and the Players Association have agreed to stay the discipline of Jose Guillen of the Kansas City Royals and Jay Gibbons of the Baltimore Orioles for 10 days to allow for further negotiations over revisions to the Joint Drug Agreement.

As I write today on Maury Brown's Biz of Sports:

The changes that are nearly at hand will reportedly include year-round testing for performance-enhancing substances (at this time, I have not heard or read whether stimulants will be included), more tests being conducted on the players, and changes in how testing is administered. On the latter, currently there is a Health Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC) that is responsible for overseeing the testing program. It is assumed that recommendations from the Mitchell Report for an independent body, that most likely would be selected by both MLB and the MLBPA, would take place. 


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