Mitchell seeks medical records of Sosa, Palmeiro, and others
by Bob Timmermann
Former Senator George Mitchell, head of MLB's commission investigating the use of PEDs in the sport, has asked to see the medical records of Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro, Jason Grimsley, David Segui, and Fernando Tatis, according to a New York Times report.
All of the players were on the Baltimore Orioles, although not all at the same time.
Investigators have looked deeply into the Orioles, among other organizations. Mitchell’s staff has interviewed at least nine members of the Orioles’ front office and training staff, and has searched at least six of their personal computers for evidence relating to performance-enhancing drugs, the official said.
The computer searches, which took place after the interviews with Orioles staff members last summer, were also described by Bill Stetka, media relations director of the Orioles, whose computer was among those searched. Stetka said the team cooperated fully and that all the computers were returned.
Mitchell released a statement yesterday saying, “While it is our practice not to comment on the investigation, any suggestion that the investigation is focused on any single team is incorrect.”