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Former Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo, a 2003 teammate of David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, would not be surprised to discover his name was on the list of 104 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.
Arroyo said that Andro (androstenedione) laced with steroids may be to blame. He was using Andro (which was banned in 2004) and amphetamines (which was banned in 2006). He later stopped using Andro because he heard it was laced with known steroids.
“Before 2004, none of us paid any attention to anything we took,” Arroyo said to the Herald. “Now they don’t want us to take anything unless it’s approved. But back then, who knows what was in stuff? The FDA wasn’t regulating stuff, not unless it was killing people or people were dying from it.”
Reaction: Hey, at least he’s honest. I’m glad Arroyo stepped forward and acknowledged he may be on the list without any prior steroid allegations. While he may have opened himself up to criticism, at least he preemptively struck with his words first.
I think we’re at the point where the Player’s Association must release the entire list. It’s getting to the point where it hurts the game when a name comes out every couple months. Just rip the band-aid off all at once.