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MLB considers Schilling incident 'closed'

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  February 8, 2013 01:51 PM

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As the Globe reported on Thursday, Major League Baseball launched an investigation in 2008 after Curt Schilling informed the Red Sox that a member of the team's medical staff suggested he try human growth hormone to treat a shoulder injury.

MLB officials confirmed their inquiry to the Globe, as did Schilling. MLB issued a statement today regarding the incident:

“At the time of the incident in question in 2008, the Boston Red Sox immediately reported the allegations to Major League Baseball as required by our investigative protocols. Once the Red Sox reported the matter, Major League Baseball assumed sole responsibility for the investigation. The Club handled the matter consistent with all MLB rules and requirements and in a manner that was above reproach.

"Major League Baseball thoroughly investigated the allegations and considers the matter closed.”

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said today he had no comment on the issue, saying that MLB would make any statements needed.

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