MLB reports 10,955 drug tests since 2007-08
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball and its players union have released a summary report of drug tests performed over the past three years.
The report, released Friday and verified by program administrator Dr. Bryan W. Smith, does not indicate how many players tested positive for banned substances, only the total number of tests.
There were 10,955 tests performed under baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program on players from the beginning of the 2007-08 offseason to the end of last postseason. All players tested were members of their team's 40-man roster.
The number of tests increased from 3,486 in 2008 to 3,722 in 2009, while the number of tests performed in the offseason nearly doubled to 121.
There were 3,747 total tests last season, including 138 in the offseason.