The New York Times is reporting on its website that San Francisco Giants outfielder Jose Guillen, who was left off the team's postseason roster, is linked to a federal investigation into shipments of human growth hormone.
The story, posted Thursday night and citing several unidentified lawyers, says federal authorities told Major League Baseball they were looking into shipments of HGH sent to Guillen’s wife in the Bay Area.
The Times reported that was just before the postseason began. Guillen, who played for the Seattle Mariners in 2007, was left off the Giants’ roster for all three rounds because of a neck injury, according to the team.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported in 2007 that Guillen allegedly purchased more than $19,000 worth of HGH.
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