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Steroids in the D.R.: critical mass

Updated: March 3, 2009, 11:18 AM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

Editor's note: This story originally was published on Feb. 13, 2007.

BOCA DE NIGUA, Dominican Republic -- Waner Mateo was a time zone and a culture removed from his tropical homeland, an aspiring major league pitcher hunkered down in a Florida training camp, when he bungled his foray into performance-enhancing drugs. And so last March, in need of help for his bum right shoulder, the 21-year-old Mateo chose not to seek out a New York Mets trainer, for fear it might earn him a ticket back ...

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