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Baseball Players Accused Of Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

A running list of those who have been named or suspended

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Page three of a list of major league baseball players, in alphabetical order, linked to performance-enhancing drugs, either through the 2007 report by investigator George Mitchell or by positive drug tests by Major League Baseball or Minor League Baseball. (Note that this is not a list of players who have been proven to use performance-enhancing drugs.)

Augustin Montero: Former White Sox reliever was suspended for 10 days in April 2005 for violating the MLB performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Jesus Montero: Seattle Mariners catcher/DH was named on a client list by accused PED doctor Tony Bosch in 2012 and was suspended for 50 games on Aug. 5, 2013.

Michael Morse: Was suspended for 10 days in September 2005 for violating the MLB performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Guillermo Mota: Relief pitcher was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2007 season for violating the MLB performance-enhancing drugs policy. Was suspended for 100 games in 2012 when he tested positive for Clenbuterol.

Denny Neagle: A pitcher from 1991-2003 for the Twins, Pirates, Braves, Reds, Yankees and Rockies. In the Mitchell Report he was linked to Radomski, who said he sold HGH and steroids to Neagle five or six times.

Fernando Martinez: Relief pitcher was named on a client list by accused PED doctor Tony Bosch in 2012.

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David Ortiz: Red Sox designated hitter was on the 2003 list of players who tested positive for PEDs.

Rafael Palmeiro: Hit 569 home runs in 20 seasons from 1986-2005. Told Congress he never took steroids when he testified in 2006, but tested positive for stanozolol and was suspended for 10 days by MLB. He has denied intentionally taking PEDs, saying he might have unknowingly received PEDs in a B12 injection. Also named in Canseco's book.

Jim Parque: Former White Sox pitcher admitted to taking HGH while rehabilitating from a shoulder injury in 2003, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Ronny Paulino: Florida Marlins catcher was suspended for 50 games in August 2010 for testing positive for a banned substance that he said was a banned dietary pill for weight loss.

Neifi Perez: Detroit Tigers shortstop was suspended for 80 games in 2007 for testing positive three times for a banned stimulant.

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Jhonny Peralta: Detroit Tigers shortstop was named on a client list by accused PED doctor Tony Bosch in 2012 and was suspended for 50 games on Aug. 5, 2013.

 

Andy Pettitte: New York Yankees pitcher was linked to HGH by McNamee, who said he injected Pettitte with HGH that was obtained from Radomski on two to four occasions when Pettitte was rehabilitating an injury. Pettitte admitted he used HGH following the Mitchell Report's release.

Adam Piatt: Outfielder for the A's and Devil Rays from 2000-03. Linked to Radomski, and cooperated with the Mitchell investigation. Piatt took responsibility, saying he bought steroids and HGH but didn't use them for a while, fearing health risks. He said he injected himself beginning in the 2002 offseason. Radomski produced eight canceled checks from Piatt.

Jorge Piedra: Former Rockies outfielder was suspended for 10 days in April 2005 for violating the Major League performance-enhancing drug policy.

Todd Pratt: Played for Phillies, Mets, Cubs and Braves from 1992-2006. Linked to Radomski, who said he sold Pratt small doses of steroids one or two times, according to the Mitchell Report.

Manny Ramirez: Outfielder was suspended for 50 days in on May 7, 2009 as a member of the Dodgers for violating the MLB performance-enhancing drugs policy. He tested positive for chorionic gonadatropin (HCG), typically a drug females take for fertility issues. But the drug is also known to be taken by male steroid users in order to restart their body's natural production of testosterone. He faced a second suspension as a member of the Rays on April 9, 2011 for another positive test, but retired from MLB when faced with a 100-game suspension. Was playing in Taiwan in 2013.

Juan Rincon: Twins pitcher was suspended for 10 days in May 2005 for violating the MLB performance-enhancing drugs policy.

Armando Rios: Outfielder from 1998-2003 for the Giants and White Sox. Linked to the BALCO case by the San Francisco Chronicle as telling a federal agent that he purchased HGH and testosterone from Greg Anderson.

Brian Roberts: According to the Mitchell Report, the Orioles second baseman told Larry Bigbie that he injected himself with steroids once or twice in 2003. He admitted he took steroids once, after the report was released.

John Rocker: Former reliever, whose career ended in 2003, was linked to a prescription for HGH by Sports Illustrated in 2003. Denies ever having an HGH prescription.

Alex Rodriguez: Yankees slugger tested positive for two steroids in an anonymous 2003 drug test, according to a Feb. 7, 2009 Sports Illustrated story. Two days later, Rodriguez admitted that the story was true, and that he took steroids from 2001-03. Later, was named on a client list by accused PED doctor Tony Bosch in 2012 and was suspended for the last part of the 2013 season and all of the 2014 season. He is appealing the decision.

Ivan Rodriguez: Accused by Jose Canseco in his book, saying he injected Rodriguez when both players played for the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez denied the allegation and has never tested positive, nor was he named in the Mitchell Report.

J.C. Romero: Phillies relief pitcher was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2009 season for taking 6-OXO Extreme, a banned supplement.

Juan Salas: Rays pitcher was suspended for 50 games in May 2007 for violating the MLB performance-enhancing drugs policy.

F.P. Santangelo: An infielder from 1995-2001 with the Expos, Giants, Dodgers and A's. Linked to Radomski as a purchaser of HGH and steroids. Radomski had a canceled check from 2000, according to the Mitchell Report.

Benito Santiago: Former All-Star catcher who played from 1986-2005, he testified to the BALCO grand jury that he received HGH and an injectable steroid from Greg Anderson, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Scott Schoenweis: Mets reliever received six shipments of steroids in 2003 and 2004 from Signature Pharmacy, according to ESPN.com. Schoenweis, a cancer survivor, denies ever receiving shipments from the pharmacy.

David Segui: First baseman from 1990-2004 for the Orioles, Mets, Expos, Mariners, Blue Jays, Rangers and Indians admitted he used HGH with a doctor's prescription to the Baltimore Sun and said he bought steroids from Radomski.

Dan Serafini: Colorado Rockies pitcher was suspended for 50 games in 2007 for a positive PED test.

Gary Sheffield: Detroit Tigers designated hitter told HBO that he took “the clear” and “the cream” when working out with Barry Bonds, but said he didn't know they were steroids.

Sammy Sosa: Slugger, sixth on the all-time home run list at the time of his retirement, played with the Cubs in 2003 when he tested positive for a banned substance, according to a report by the New York Times in June 2009. Sosa testified before Congress in 2005 that he never took steroids.

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