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Shot of B-12 a boost or bust?

Updated: February 14, 2007, 12:56 PM ET
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- When Rafael Palmeiro failed a drug test in the spring of 2005 -- scant weeks after boldly telling a congressional committee he had "never used steroids, period" -- he blamed a tainted vitamin B-12 shot.

Palmeiro surmised the stuff was contaminated with steroids, and identified fellow Baltimore Oriole Miguel Tejada as his clubhouse supplier. Tejada, a Dominican Republic favorite, later provided other vials that tested clean, but the precious B-12 ...

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