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MLB | McNamee selling Clemens items on eBay

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 07:07:08 -0700

ESPN.com reports former trainer Brian McNamee is selling 50 to 60 pieces of signed Roger Clemens memorabilia through a Boston-area dealer on the internet auction site eBay. "He was going to throw this stuff away," Phil Castinetti of Sportsworld told the New York Daily News. "Because of the hard feelings between him and Clemens, he wanted nothing to do with it." Items signed by New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte, former OF Jose Canseco and former RP Jason Grimsley

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MLB | Watson denies use of performance-enhancing drugs

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 15:23:24 -0800

The Associated Press reports former Major League Baseball P Allen Watson has denied having ever used performance-enhancing drugs, despite being named in an unsealed affidavit that contained testimony from former P Jason Grimsley. "I at no time over my professional baseball career used steroids or any performance-enhancing drugs. Not then, not now, not ever," Watson said in a statement released by his agent.

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MLB | Grimsley named in Mitchell Report

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:30:39 -0800

Former Major League Baseball RP Jason Grimsley has been named in the Mitchell Report. Grimsley retired in 2006 after federal authorities seized a shipment of human growth hormone from his home.

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MLB | Associated Press seeking names of players listed on drug search warrant

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 18:31:29 -0700

The Associated Press' Paul Elias reports the Associated Press filed court papers Thursday, July 19, seeking the names of players listed on a search warrant for former Arizona Diamondbacks P Jason Grimsley's home. The papers argued that the public, Major League Baseball players and the league would all benefit if the names were revealed. Grimsley's home in Arizona was raided last year after investigators intercepted a shipment of human growth hormone (HGH), and the publicly released search warrants had several other players' names blacked out. However, federal prosecutors are opposed to releasing the names, as they argued in papers filed last week that doing so would jeopardize an ongoing investigation. Additionally, the Major League Baseball Players Association has filed papers opposing the release of names.

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MLB | Grimsley linked to steroids ring

Wed, 28 Feb 2007 16:00:27 -0800

ESPN.com reports former major leaguer Jason Grimsley has been linked to a steroid distribution ring, according to the Times Union of Albany. Authorities raided a pharmacy in Orlando and investigated another in Mobile, Ala. As a result, four officials from the companies have been arrested. Grimsley's name came up as a customer of the Orlando pharmacy. Grimsley's agent had no comment, according to the Associated Press.

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MLB | Steroids news report inaccurate

Tue, 03 Oct 2006 15:15:52 -0700

ESPN.com reports the federal prosecutor in charge of baseball's steroids investigation and the lawyer of former pitcher Jason Grimsley both had doubts about the validity of a report that named five players, including Houston Astros SP Roger Clemens, as performance-enhancing drug users. The prosecutor stated the report, which came from the Los Angeles Times, contained "significant inaccuracies," including the five names in the report. Grimsley's attorney, Ed Novak, said "never in a million years" would Clemens or fellow Houston Astros SP Andy Pettitte use illegal performance enhancers. Novak said reports naming Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts and OF Jay Gibbons as steroids users were also untrue.

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MLB | Segui using HGH legally

Sun, 18 Jun 2006 13:28:21 -0700

Former MLB 1B/OF David Segui said on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that he used the drug HGH legally, with a doctor's prescription, because of a growth hormone deficiency in his body, and was among the players RP Jason Grimsley mentioned to federal investigators, according to the Associated Press. Segui, who retired after the 2004 season, says he continues to use HGH, after the deficiency was found when he went for blood work before surgery during his playing career. Segui said Grimsley approached him in the offseason, and asked him for advice on how HGH could help him recover from major arm surgery. Grimsley was waived by the Arizona Diamondbacks this month after acknowledging HGH use, and accusing other players of its use in a statement to federal agents. The names of other players mentioned by Grimsley have not yet been made public.

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MLB | Grimsley suspended 50 games

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 13:32:01 -0700

ESPNews reports Major League Baseball has suspended RP Jason Grimsley for 50 games, setting a precedent that you don't have to test positive for steroids to be suspended.

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MLB | Grimsley suspended 50 games

Mon, 12 Jun 2006 12:47:26 -0700

ESPN.com reports free agent RP Jason Grimsley (Diamondbacks) has been suspended 50 games for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension is effective when Grimsley is placed on a 40-man major-league roster.

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Diamondbacks | Grimsley to fight team's decision to withhold salary

Sat, 10 Jun 2006 21:33:19 -0700

Former Arizona Diamondbacks RP Jason Grimsley plans to fight the team's decision to withhold the remainder of his salary for the 2006 season, according to the Associated Press. "The whole thing is already in process," agent Joe Bick said. "We haven't filed anything yet, but the players' association is aware of it." At the time when Grimsley was released, Bick said "there was no negotiation" over Grimsley's remaining salary and that "released players get paid." However, Bick said he received a call Friday, June 9 from general manager Josh Byrnes, who told him the club had decided not to pay him.

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