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|Alleged Latin connection|
MIAMI -- Almost as surprising as Jason Grimsley's admission of banned substance abuse was the Diamondbacks' pitcher's assertion that "Latin players" were a major source of amphetamines.
Diamondbacks right-hander Miguel Batista told ESPNdeportes.com: "I'm really surprised by all of this, I still don't understand what's going on, much less the notion that Latin players are responsible for bringing amphetamines into baseball clubhouses."
The Diamondbacks released Grimsley on Wednesday, one day after his home was searched by federal agents as part of an investigation into steroid use by athletes.
"I didn't know Grimsley all that well, but he seemed like a great guy," said Batista. "We still need more time to assimilate what's happening. Maybe when we see that complete documents of what Grimsley said we'll have a better idea."
-- Enrique Rojas, ESPNdeportes.com
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.