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MLB has investigative unit that explores range of issues

Updated: April 29, 2008, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball's new investigative unit is at work on several probes that could lead to discipline while also dealing with the burgeoning business of player identity theft.

The department of investigations, established in January at the recommendation of former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, already uncovered evidence that Jordan Schafer, the top prospect in the Atlanta Braves' farm system, used human growth hormone. Schafer was suspended April 8 for 50 games.

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