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oneupper
08-18-2011, 09:33 PM
It was in the minors, where HGH is being tested.

A Rockies farmhand who was, surprisingly having a fine season and claims to have used to recover from an injury.

I guess sucking hurts..



DENVER (AP)óMike Jacobs(notes) has become the first player suspended by Major League Baseball for a positive HGH test under the sportís minor league drug testing procedures.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Appg6YLtoxdXeedLh1L2TKMRvLYF?slug=ap-rockies-jacobssuspension

Tom Servo
08-18-2011, 09:37 PM
Yeah but Mike Jacobs always sucked.

cincyinco
08-18-2011, 09:42 PM
He was immediately released as well

kaldaniels
08-18-2011, 10:25 PM
I've seen it repeated on here many times that you can't test for HGH? Have things changed?

mth123
08-18-2011, 11:02 PM
I've seen it repeated on here many times that you can't test for HGH? Have things changed?

Can't test with a urine sample, but can test with a blood sample. The MLBPA would not agree to any testing with a blood draw, but the minor leaguers don't have the clout to refuse.

cincinnati chili
08-19-2011, 12:24 AM
Yeah but Mike Jacobs always sucked.

Not his 100-bat rookie year in '05 when he hit 11 homers:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/stats/_/id/6385/mike-jacobs

Kinda makes you wonder what chemical refreshment he was refreshing himself with at the time.

Brutus
08-19-2011, 02:45 AM
Can't test with a urine sample, but can test with a blood sample. The MLBPA would not agree to any testing with a blood draw, but the minor leaguers don't have the clout to refuse.

More aptly, they simply don't collectively bargain their contracts. It's written in as a standard contract clause the must adhere to. There's been talk of forming a union to negotiate for minor league players, but to this point that's never happened.

Chip R
08-19-2011, 09:03 AM
He was immediately released as well

And immediately picked up by the Cardinals. :D

cincyinco
08-20-2011, 12:35 AM
And immediately picked up by the Cardinals. :D



He will fit right in with the "culture" then, wouldn't you say? ;)

nemesis
08-20-2011, 12:39 AM
He will fit right in with the "culture" then, wouldn't you say? ;)

Albert needs a new hook up.