Troy Glaus, steroids??

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whtigers
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Glaus Implicated For Steroid Use

Here at MLBTR I mostly try to avoid steroid posts unless they have implications for the hot stove. In the case of Blue Jays third baseman Troy Glaus, a steroid connection definitely crosses into our realm. It was recently revealed at SI.com that Glaus received steroids in 2003-04.

It appears that steroid use played a large role in Glaus's contracts. We may never know whether his home run crown in 2000 was influenced by performance-enhancing drugs. But that season led the Angels to lock him up through his arbitration years at four years, $22MM.

In July of 2003, Glaus landed awkwardly trying to field a Julio Lugo bunt. This was first labeled a bruise, but the ultimate result was a partial tear of his rotator cuff and a frayed labrum. He was shut down for the rest of '03 but chose rehab over surgery. Glaus actually lost weight that winter. He got off to a decent start in '04 but by May elected to have the surgery. That he made it back onto the field by September may have been aided by steroids. He hit seven home runs that month.

It's tough to say whether any teams suspected Glaus of steroid use at that point. I often wonder to what extent these kinds of rumors float around inside the game and whether they influence GM decisions. The Angels decided to let Glaus leave via free agency in favor of Dallas McPherson. Did they know anything? The Dodgers, Red Sox, Mets, Tigers, and Orioles all had interest in Glaus during the winter of 2004-05. He wound up with Arizona for four years, $45MM. That level of interest says to me that teams did not suspect Glaus of steroid use.

Looking to shed salary just one season into Glaus's contract, the D'Backs sent him to Toronto in December of '05. An $11.25MM player option for '09 was added to convince him to waive his no-trade clause.

The Jays made Glaus available this summer, but the lack of interest was surprising. $24MM over 2008-09 isn't prohibitive for a power bat. Glaus cleared waivers in August - no team risked a claim. Even given Glaus's full no-trade clause, the market's apathy toward him seemed odd. I wonder if perhaps there was already a buzz within the game regarding his steroid use.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2007/09/g ... icate.html


#1cubfan
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It would not suprise me since his hr's went way up so quickly.


whtigers
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He did seem to have a power surge a few years back.


sorianosthebest
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I couplemore guys might be in on this thing too.


sorianosthebest
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Source: Glaus received steroids

Pipeline pharmacy provided drugs to All-Star 3B

Posted: Friday September 7, 2007 2:08PM; Updated: Friday September 7, 2007 3:17PM

Troy Glaus missed much of the 2003 and 2004 seasons with shoulder injuries.

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By Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim, SI.com

Former World Series MVP and four-time All-Star Troy Glaus, currently a third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays, received multiple shipments of performance-enhancing steroids through an allegedly illegal internet distribution network, according to information obtained by SI.

A source in Florida with knowledge of the client list of Signature Pharmacy, an Orlando-based compound pharmacy, alleges that between September 2003 and May 2004, multiple shipments of nandrolone and testosterone were sent to Glaus at a Corona, Calif., address that traces to the player. Though the information only pertains to receipt and not actual use of steroids, both nandrolone and testosterone were on Major League Baseball's banned list at the time.

Glaus, then with the Angels, missed much of the 2003 season with a tear in his right rotator cuff and frayed labrum and underwent season-ending shoulder surgery after attempting a comeback in 2004.

The prescriptions, written in Glaus' name, were obtained through New Hope Health Center, a California-based anti-aging clinic that advertises the sale of anabolic steroids and human growth hormones on its Web site. The prescription was processed by Signature. The prescribing physician was Ramon Scruggs, M.D. According to the Medical Board of California, as of March 2007, Scruggs has been on probation and is prohibited from prescribing drugs over the internet. He also was reportedly involved in a lawsuit with Mobile-based Applied Pharmacy, which, ironically, was the subject of a previous multi-agency raid. (Contacted through New Hope and given the chance to comment on Friday, Scruggs responded with expletives and ended the conversation abruptly.)

Glaus hit 47 home runs in 2000, his breakout season, for the Angels. He was named World Series MVP in 2002. Despite missing significant portions of several seasons, he has hit 277 home runs in his career, an average of better than one every 16 at-bats. Messages seeking comment left for Glaus through both the Blue Jays and his agent were not returned.

Since last summer, Sports Illustrated reporters Luis Fernando Llosa and L. Jon Wertheim have been investigating an alleged illegal steroid distribution network that has implicated pro athletes. On Feb. 27, the reporters accompanied federal and state drug enforcement agents on a coordinated raid of an Orlando compound pharmacy and a Jupiter, Fla., "anti-aging" clinic that investigators allege conspired to fraudulently prescribe steroids, human growth hormone and other performance enhancing drugs over the Internet.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/b ... index.html


sorianosthebest
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Monday, September 10, 2007

Jay Gibbons Received Steroids and Human Growth Hormone (hGH) from Signature Pharmacy Between 2003 to 2005

Add Jay Gibbons to the list of players sent performance-enhancing drugs from Signature Pharmacy. The Baltimore Orioles outfielder reportedly received human growth hormone, testosterone and human chorionic gonadotropin (which is not banned by Major League Baseball).

A source in Florida with knowledge of Signature Pharmacy's client list alleges that between October 2003 and July 2005, Gibbons received six separate shipments of Genotropin (a brand name for synthetic Human Growth Hormone), two shipments of testosterone and two shipments of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), a hormone produced naturally during pregnancy, but taken by anabolic steroid users to stimulate the production of testosterone, which is suppressed as a result of steroid use. The information regarding Gibbons only pertains to receipt and not actual use of the drugs.

Gibbons procured the steroids and hGH through the South Beach Rejuvenation Center/Modern Therapy, a Miami Beach anti-aging clinic. The prescriptions were filled by Signature Pharmacy, the Orlando, Florida based compounding pharmacy raided during an investigation of a major performance-enhancing drug distribution ring involving bogus prescriptions dispensed over the internet.

Of the two prescribing physicians in Gibbons' file, one was A. Almarashi. Investigators believe Almarashi is an alias for a Queens, N.Y., doctor, Ana Maria Santi, who was stripped of her medical license in 1999, but continued writing bogus prescriptions for thousands of on-line customers she never examined. In July 2007, Santi pleaded guilty to a felony count of criminal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions, making her the first person to do so in a case spearheaded by the Albany County (NY) District Attorneys office and New York State's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement.

Gibbons was reportedly named in the Jason Grimsley affidavit. Grimsley said Gibbons (along with Brian Roberts and Miguel Tejada) “took anabolic steroids.” In the same affidavit Grimsley claimed Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte took “athletic performance-enhancing drugs.” When the details from Grimsley’s affidavit were leaked to the media in October 2006, Gibbons denied the claims.

"I have passed every test administered by Major League Baseball over all the years. And I am not going to dignify these claims and accusations with any further response."

http://thesteroidera.blogspot.com/


#1cubfan
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So, we are finally getting some proof. I wonder what Selig will do now?


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