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MLB, players union agree to more frequent drug testing

Updated: April 11, 2008, 8:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Baseball players and owners toughened their drug rules again Friday in response to outside criticism, agreeing to more frequent testing and increased -- but not total -- authority for the program's outside administrator.

All players implicated in December's Mitchell report on performance-enhancing drugs were given amnesty as part of the agreement, the third major modification since the program was instituted in 2002 following accusations players were abusing steroids.

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