SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has made inroads into eliminating performance-enhancing drugs from his sport, but he is pushing for more. Selig called Saturday for stiffer penalties for drug cheats for the good of the players, the teams and the game.
Selig did not offer any concrete proposals, saying he would leave that to league official Rob Manfred and players' union chief Michael Weiner, but he said he was encouraged by Weiners remarks last week that indicated the players are in favor of such a move.
"You can never rest, because certainly the chemists arent resting," Selig said during a Diamondbacks-Rangers exhibition game at Salt River Fields, where Team USA will train for the World Baseball Classic.
Selig said he wants to see a stiffer penalty for a first failed drug test, but he didn't go into specifics. Major League Baseballs current three strike plan calls for a 50-game suspension for first failed test, a 100-game suspension for a second and a lifetime ban f...