Relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis received six shipments of steroids in 2003 and 2004 from the Florida pharmacy under investigation for illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, ESPN.com reported Monday.
Schoeneweis, then with the Chicago White Sox and now with the New York Mets, was prescribed the steroids by Ramon Scruggs of the New Hope Health Center in Tustin, Calif., the Web site said. Scruggs also wrote prescriptions for Toronto third baseman Troy Glaus.
The name of Schoeneweis, a survivor of testicular cancer, appears on packages sent to Comiskey Park in 2003 and 2004 by Signature Pharmacy, ESPN.com said, citing a source in Florida close to the investigation. Schoeneweis spent $1,160 and received testosterone and stanozolol, it said.
The WWL report comes courtesy of ESPN The Magazine’s Shaun Assael, no stranger to the world o’ bulking up, having co-authored “Sex, Lies, and Headlocks: The Real Story of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment”.
I look forward to Schoeneweis explaining that he needed the stanozolol to counteract the damaging effects of chewing tobacco.
Schoeneweis signed a 3-year, $10.8 million contact with the Mets last January. Of course, had Omar Minaya or Fred Wilpon been aware of the reliever’s alleged use of PED’s, they’d have assumed a firm moral stance….and merely offered two years, guaranteed.