Jose Canseco says he has been subpoenaed by a grand jury investigating whether Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Canseco posted on his Twitter page yesterday that the FBI was about to visit his house, then said he had received a subpoena to appear before the grand jury “about roger clemens,andrew pettite and others’’ on April 8.
Pettitte has acknowledged taking human growth hormone and told congressional investigators that Clemens informed him a decade ago that he used HGH.
Canseco wrote in a 2005 book that he introduced several players to steroids and performance-enhancing drugs. But the slugger has said he has no knowledge of Clemens using drugs.
“Its like the godfather,’’ Canseco said in a later post, “when I thought I was out they drag me back in. And now it begins again.’’
Mets shortstop Jose Reyes
was cleared to resume baseball activities after doctors determined his thyroid levels have returned to normal.
Reyes was diagnosed in early March with a hyperactive thyroid, and doctors prescribed rest and a change in diet. He was told to refrain from physical activity and was monitored and tested weekly in New York.
After missing most of last season with a hamstring injury, Reyes was pulled from stretching before what would have been his spring training debut March 5.
Pain for Lee Cliff Lee’s
bumpy new ride with Seattle continues. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner said he still felt pain in his strained abdomen following his first on-field test of the injury and he has no idea when he will be able to get on a mound again.
That makes it possible Lee won’t be ready when the season starts April 5 at Oakland.
Lee and manager Don Wakamatsu both said Lee’s brief, light morning throwing session on flat ground went well, and Lee said the muscle feels much better. But he added “I still feel it.’’
Garland throws Jon Garland
threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session in Peoria, Ariz., and is set to start for the Padres Friday. Garland hasn’t pitched in a game since March 16 because of what manager Bud Black
calls a “cranky shoulder.’’ . . . Angels righthander Ervin Santana
was scratched from a start with elbow inflammation. The club believes he will be ready for the start of the season . . . Lefthanded reliever Joe Beimel
returned to the Rockies, agreeing to a minor league contract pending a physical.
Edmonds shines Jim Edmonds’s
comeback took another positive step, as the 39-year-old drove in five runs to lead the Brewers to a 10-2 win over the Indians in Goodyear, Ariz. Edmonds, a 16-year veteran outfielder with 382 career homers and eight Gold Gloves, is on a minor league contract after sitting out last season . . . Alex Rodriguez
is scheduled to meet with federal investigators probing a Canadian physician Friday in Buffalo and the meeting likely will include FBI agents and members of other federal agencies. Dr. Anthony Galea
said March 8 that he treated the Yankees
third baseman last year and prescribed anti-inflammatories but never gave Rodriguez or any other athlete HGH . . . Rockies minor league pitcher Jose Belen
was suspended for 50 games following a positive test for metabolites of Methandienone.
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