Work visas under review for players suspended for performance-enhancing drugs

Updated: February 4, 2008, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- United States consular officials in the Dominican Republic are reviewing visa applications from professional baseball players who have served suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs.

"We're working very closely with Major League Baseball on this," U.S. embassy spokesman David Searby said. "Any controlled substance that's on the list triggers these kinds of reviews."

Players who are not U.S. citizens need work visas before they can arrive ...

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