Giants outfielder Jose Guillen allegedly arranged for a September shipment of almostÂ 50 pre-loaded syringes of human growth hormones, according to theÂ New York Daily News.
Citing a source close to a federal investigation of Guillen, theNewsÂ reported that Drug Enforcement Administration agents, who were monitoring moves by the suspected supplier, intercepted the package when it was sent to the attention of Yamel Guillen, the outfielder’s wife.
Guillen, 34, was left off the postseason roster for the Giants, who won the World Series. A free agent, he had been handed a 15-game suspension prior to the 2008 season after allegedly buying HGH and other steroids. But before the start of that season, Major League Baseball gave amnesty for past acts to anyone named in the Mitchell Report, a wipeout that included Guillen’s ban.
Federal agents contacted MLB’s Department of Investigations about the shipment and baseball, according to theÂ News, continues to investigate and determine whether anyone else in the game might have been involved.
Jay Reisinger, Jose Guillen’s attorney, declined to comment on the case to theÂ News.
By Peter Barzilai