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Selig eyeing HGH test in minors

Updated: February 24, 2010, 8:40 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball hopes to test minor leaguers for human growth hormone this year following the suspension of a British rugby player who admitted using the substance.

The United Kingdom Anti-Doping authority announced a two-year ban Monday for British rugby player Terry Newton, saying he was the first athlete suspended for using human growth hormone after testing positive.

A blood test has been in existence since the 2004 Athens Olympics, but baseball officials have ...

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