Curt Shilling says PEDs were raised as option for him in Red Sox clubhouse
While speaking about the controversy surrounding performing enhancing drugs in baseball, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Shilling said that after injuring his shoulder in 2008, he was approached about using PEDs.
Shilling told ESPN that the option was raised to him in the Red Sox clubhouse, but called it an “incredibly uncomfortable situation.”
“At the end of my career in 2008, when I had gotten hurt, there was a conversation that I was involved in which it was brought to my attention this was a potential path I might want to pursue,” Shilling said.
He then spoke further about his comments on Thursday, ruling out then-general manager Theo Epstein and then-manager Terry Francona, as well any of the owners or the players.
“It was somebody that was involved in the day to days,” he said.
Shilling, who is a current ESPN analyst, also said that front offices were informed about the conversation, which actually caused an investigation by the MLB.
According to the New York Times, the MLB released a statement Thursday that said, “The club immediately notified us, we take these matters very seriously, and an investigation was completed.”
The result of the investigation were not made public. However, two Red Sox security staffers were fired around the same time for being involved with illegal substances and for sharing advice about steroids with an assistant to Red Sox player David Ortiz, who was revealed in 2009 to have tested positive for steroids in 2003.