Indians' Byrd says he took HGH under 'doctor's care and supervision'

Updated: October 22, 2007, 11:17 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Paul Byrd, whose victory in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series put the Cleveland Indians on the doorstep of the World Series, has acknowledged taking human growth hormone under a doctor's care.

The 36-year-old right-hander said he took the drug for a medical condition but claimed he never injected it without a doctor's prescription. In an interview with foxsports.com, in spring training Byrd said the medical condition was a tumor on his pituitary gland.

"I have not taken ...

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