Selig defends action against drugs
Commissioner Bud Selig insists “this sport is cleaner than it’s ever been.”
Selig declined to detail timing for decisions on the sport’s investigation of the closed anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, accused of distributing performing-enhancing drugs. MLB could attempt to discipline former MVPs Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun along with other players.
Speaking Monday during a question-and-answer session arranged by Politico, Selig defended baseball’s drug-testing program, which began in 2003.
“People say, ‘Well, you were slow to react.’ We were not slow to react,” he said. “In fact, I heard that this morning, and it aggravated me all over again.”
MLB bolsters harassment policies
Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to the Associated Press.
The league is scheduled to announce its new policy during its All-Star Game festivities today with the players’ union and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who helped draft the agreement.
Under the new policy, the league will create a workplace code of conduct and distribute it to every major-league and minor-league player, provide new training sessions and create a centralized complaint system to report harassment and discrimination.