WADA: MLB should strengthen rules

Updated: July 8, 2009, 8:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The president of the World Anti-Doping Agency urged Major League Baseball to adopt its code, which includes a two-year suspension for an athlete's first positive test.

MLB and the players' association have toughened their drug rules three times since their initial agreement in August 2002, and MLB executive vice president for labor relations Rob Manfred quickly dismissed criticism by WADA president John Fahey, calling him "sadly misinformed." The current policy calls for 50-game ...

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