MLB News: MLB Starts Testing Minor League Players For HGH

The minors become the first professional sports organization to test for the drug.

Bud Selig announced that random blood tests to detect HGH have begun in the minors as part of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

The tests are starting in the minor leagues because the players are not part of the players union, and as such drug testing does not require collective bargaining.

Selig called the starts of the tests “a significant step in the detection of the illegal use of human growth hormone” and an “example for all of our drug policies in the future.”

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