Major League Baseball and the Players Union have agreed to in season blood testing to detect an increase in testosterone. It’s a big step from last year when they only performed blood testing during spring training.
Bud Selig was quoted as saying the agreement is a proud day for baseball, and that MLB will continue to be the leader in drug testing in sports.
“This is a proud and a great day for baseball, we’ll continue to be a leader in this field and do what we have to do. This is remarkable when you think of where we were 10, 12, 15 years ago and where we are today, nobody could have dreamed it.”
According to the new drug testing agreement, the World Anti-Doping Agency laboratory will keep the records of players which will include a baseline testosterone test and will perform a Carbon Isotop Ratio Spectrometry (IRMS) test if a urine sample that varies to far from the baseline test. The WADA laboratory is located in Laval, Quebec.
Source Yahoo! Sports