League reportedly starts likely 48-hour review before Mitchell report release

Updated: December 11, 2007, 10:17 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball has begun to review a draft of George Mitchell's report on drug use in the sport, one of the final steps before the results of his 20-month investigation are released.

Baseball reviewed a draft Tuesday at the Manhattan office of DLA Piper, the law firm that Mitchell chairs, a baseball official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Mitchell hasn't authorized any statements.

The report likely will be released Thursday, and commissioner Bud ...

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