Steriods investigation touches Rays listen04/13/09 Mitch E.Perry
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Tonight the Tampa Bay Rays host their home opener against the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
Yesterday the New York Times reported that Rays Quality Assurance Coach Todd Greene told federal prosecutors he consulted as a player with a doctor indicted last year for illegally writing prescriptions for steroids and human growth hormone.
Greene told the St. Petersburg Times over the weekend that he couldn’t discuss details because of an ongoing investigation. Asked if he had used steroids, Greene was noncommittal, saying “it was eight or nine years ago. I’m worried about my job with the Rays. It’s not about me. It’s about me doing my job for the Rays now.”
Steroids continues to be a story in baseball, if not a dominant one. A new book on baseball star Roger Clemens reports on his relationship with his former trainer, Brian MacNamee, who supplied Clemens with performance enhancing drugs.
McNamee was involved with an incident in October 2001 in St. Petersburg that was used by Clemens supporters at the time. Jeff Pearlman is the author of the new Clemens biography The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality.