Red Sox Named in Mitchell Report

Former Boston Red Sox all-stars Roger Clemens and Mo Vaughn are named in the highly anticipated Mitchell report on steroid use in baseball, but the report makes no claim that either player took up steroid use in their years with the Sox.

Also named in the report are pitchers Eric Gagne and Brendan Donnelly, who were with the Sox during the Championship 2007 season. Boston has not re-signed either player for the 2008 season, with Donnelly announced as a free agent one day before the Mitchell report was made public.

The report by former Senator George Mitchell cites an instance when Red Sox pticher Paxton Crawford, who was on team's roster in 2000 and 2001, spilled syringes on the clubhouse floor, drawing laughter from teammates.

AL 1988 MVP Jose Canseco, who played with the Red Sox in the mid 1990s, also is named as a steroid user.

Other players mentioned in the report who played part or all of a season with the Red Sox include, infielder Chris Donnels, infielder Mike Lansing, pitcher Kent Mercker, pitcher Mike Stanton, and pitcher Steve Woodward.

Many of the players named have denied using steroids.

Senator Mitchell has taken criticism from some corners for his involvement with the Red Sox. Mitchell has been a consultant with the club since 2002.

This program aired on December 13, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.


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