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Ex-player discloses legal use of growth hormone
By TIMES WIRES
Published June 19, 2006
NEW YORK - Former major-leaguer David Segui said he used HGH and was among those mentioned by Jason Grimsley to federal investigators. Segui added he used the drug with a doctor's prescription because of a growth hormone deficiency.
Segui, 39, who spent 15 years in the majors and retired in 2004, told ESPN's Outside the Lines on Sunday he continues to use HGH legally.
He said Grimsley came to him this past offseason seeking advice about HGH and how it might help him recover from major arm surgery. Grimsley was waived by Arizona this month after acknowledging HGH use and accusing other players of its use in a statement to federal agents.
The names of the other players accused by Grimsley have not been made public.
A's need 17 to extend win streak
OAKLAND, Calif. - By the time Bobby Crosby walked to force in the winning run in the 17th, he had little memory of his earlier two-run double.
But it allowed the A's to beat the Dodgers 5-4 in the early morning Sunday for their ninth straight win. It was the second-longest game by innings this season (Astros-Pirates, 18 on May27) and at 5:02 the third longest in time (Astros-Pirates, 5:49; and Phillies-Mets, 5:22 for 16 innings May23).
"Umm ... relief," Crosby said of his reaction to the walk. "You've got to ride (hot streaks) as long as possible, even if it takes 18 innings."
Steve Karsay earned his first win since Sept.11, 2002, and Sunday, he retired. Karsay, 34, never fully recovered from a right shoulder injury that cost him all of the 2003 season and most of 2004. In 11 seasons, he went 32-39 with 41 saves and a 4.01 ERA.
"Every player knows when it's time," said Karsay, who said the win in his last game was a coincidence. "I don't want to go out there and embarrass myself and be the guy who's just trying to hold on."
BLUE JAYS: Right-hander Josh Towers was recalled from Triple A and will start Tuesday. Towers began the season with Toronto but went 1-8 with a 9.00 ERA. He went 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA at Syracuse.
BRAVES: First baseman-outfielder Brian Jordan went on the DL with an injured right clavicle sustained when he was struck by a liner Friday.
CUBS: Jeff Samardzija , a fifth-round pick and standout receiver for Notre Dame, signed. He will pitch this summer then play his senior season.
PIRATES: Right-hander Kip Wells will make his season debut Tuesday, about three weeks before he was supposed to return from a blocked artery near his right shoulder. He replaces Victor Santos , who has a strained right rotator cuff.
REDS: Ex-Rays reliever Rick White was designated for assignment. The team has 10 days to trade or release White, 1-0 with a 6.26 ERA in 26 appearances. Jason Standridge , another ex-Ray, is expected to be called up from Triple A, where he has a 1.23 ERA in 18 appearances.