Major League Baseball will begin in-season blood-testing for human growth hormone and additional testing for testosterone.
Batting leader Melky Cabrera of the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics' pitcher Bartolo Colon both were suspended last season after tests revealed elevated levels of testosterone.
"This agreement addresses critical drug issues and symbolizes Major League Baseball's continued vigilance against synthetic human growth hormone, testosterone and other performance-enhancing substances," Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "I am proud that our system allows us to adapt to the many evolving issues associated with the science and technology of drug testing. We will continue to do everything we can to maintain a leadership stature in anti-doping efforts in the years ahead."
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