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Sources: HGH testing in new CBA

Updated: November 20, 2011, 11:05 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement will include blood testing for human growth hormone, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney.

A report in the New York Times, citing two league sources familiar with the deal, said testing would begin in February during spring training. According to the sources, the penalty for a positive HGH test will be the same as a positive steroid test -- a 50-game suspension.

MLB would become the first major professional ...

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