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A-Rod Tested Positive For Steriods in '03

According to, citing independent sources, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez reportedly tested positive for two types of anabolic steroids in 2003. Rodriguez, who hit .302 with 35 HR in 138 games last season, would not comment on the issue. Major League Baseball does not have a penalty in place for players who tested positive in 2003, the first year of testing.

In 2003, Rodriguez hit .298 with 47 HR in 161 games for the Rangers, winning the AL MVP. In 2002, he hit 57 HR in 162 games. Some of his teammates in 2003 include Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez, both have been accused of using steroids.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.