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MLB issues statement about Curt Schilling's PED allegations

02/08/2013 3:32 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro
On Wednesday, Curt Schilling told ESPN Radio that members of the Boston Red Sox organization encouraged him to use performance-enhancing drugs to help rehab a shoulder injury in 2008.

Major League Baseball issued a statement on the situation Friday, saying that the incident was reported by the team in 2008 and investigated by MLB, who considers it a closed matter.

From MLB’s statement:

“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.”

On Thursday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe Tweeted that according to a source, the “organization member” in question was cleared by MLB following an investigation and was not fired by the team for that incident.

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