Minor leaguers to be tested for HGH

Updated: July 23, 2010, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball implemented random blood testing for human growth hormone in the minor leagues on Thursday, the first professional sports league in the United States to take the aggressive step against doping.

The blood testing becomes part of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, which commissioner Bud Selig introduced in 2001 to test for performance-enhancing drugs.

"The implementation of blood testing in the minor leagues represents a ...

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