Published April 14, 2006
MLB Steroid Use Policy:
— First positive steroids test: 50 game suspension.
— Second positive steroids test: 100 game suspension.
— Third positive steroids test: Lifetime ban, subject to right to seek reinstatement after two years of suspension, with arbitral review of reinstatement decision.
Every player will have:
— A pre-season test in connection with spring training physicals.
— An unannounced test during the season on a randomly selected date.
— There will be additional, year-round random testing.
— No matter how many times a player is tested, he remains subject to an additional random test.
— Testing will occur during the off-season.
Source: Major League Baseball press release 11/15/05