From the Associated Press
June 19, 2006
Former major leaguer David Segui said he used human growth hormone and was among the players mentioned by ex-teammate Jason Grimsley to federal investigators. Segui added that he used the drug with a doctor's prescription because of a growth hormone deficiency.
Segui, who spent 15 years in the majors and retired in 2004, said on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Sunday that he continues to use HGH legally. He said he started using the hormone after the deficiency was found before surgery during his playing career.
The 39-year-old first baseman said Grimsley came to him last off-season, seeking advice about HGH and how it might help him recover from major arm surgery. Grimsley was waived by the Arizona Diamondbacks this month after acknowledging HGH use and, in a statement to federal agents, accusing other players of using it.
Segui played for Baltimore, the New York Mets, Montreal, Seattle, Toronto, Texas and Cleveland from 1990 to 2004, finishing with a .291 average and 139 homers. He and Grimsley were Orioles teammates in 2004.
The names of the other players accused by Grimsley have not yet been made public.