9 Feb 2009

Baseball reeling over latest steroid scandal

6:55 pm on 9 February 2009

A sense of shock and disappointment has been voiced across the United States in the wake of a report that Alex Rodriguez, baseball's highest paid player, tested positive for steroids in 2003.

Rodriguez, one year into a 10-year, $275 million deal with the New York Yankees, has been viewed as a clean player to lead baseball past a steroids era that has cast doubts over exploits of such celebrated players as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire.

However Sports Illustrated reports the Yankees slugger was on a list of 104 players who tested positive in confidential testing. Rodriguez declined to comment.