Selig pushes H.G.H. testing in the minor leagues through, effective immediately

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Major League Baseball announced on Thursday that it would immediately expand its drug-testing program by drawing blood from minor league players to test for human growth hormone.

Olympic athletes have been subject to blood testing for many years, but baseball’s decision marks the first time that a professional league in North America will test its players’ blood for signs of doping.

Baseball’s commissioner, Bud Selig, was able to put the testing in place without the approval of the players union because the vast majority of minor league players are not subject to collective-bargaining rules.

Full story: Baseball Minor Leagues Will Test for H.G.H. Immediately – New York Times