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Angels' Matthews Jr. discusses HGH allegations with MLB officials

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr.
met with baseball officials Wednesday to discuss allegations that
he received human growth hormone.

Matthews was sent HGH in 2004 from a pharmacy being investigated
for illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, The Times
Union of Albany, N.Y., reported last winter. Matthews denied using
HGH, which was not banned by baseball for players with major league
contracts until 2005.

Several other players implicated in receiving
performance-enhancing drugs also have met with baseball officials.
Baseball is trying to arrange an interview with Cleveland pitcher
Paul Byrd, who said last month that he took HGH for a medical
condition before it was banned.