Players About To Meet The Former Senator

Thursday, March 29th 2007, 7:56 pm
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) Barring another setback, Major League Baseball's steroid probe is about to begin in earnest following several legal obstacles. Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell has asked to start player interviews as part of the inquiry.

Mitchell was hired by commissioner Bud Selig 12-months ago to spearhead the investigation. Although his staff has been slow to gather evidence due to legal issues, he expects to complete his investigation in the coming months.

Selig says Mitchell has been receiving better cooperation from the teams recently. Union leader Donald Fehr has said during spring training that each player will make his own decision on whether to cooperate with Mitchell.