Schoeneweis Juiced

It’s been reported on ESPN that Scott Schoeneweis received steroid shipments in 2003 and 2004, while a member of the Chicago White Sox.

According to the report, Shoeneweis spent at least $1,160 on shipments of testosterone and stanozolol, from Signature Laboratories in Florida. The drugs were prescribed by Dr. Ramon Scruggs of the New Hope Health Center in Tustin, Calif. — the same guy who also wrote prescriptions for Toronto third baseman (and former Angels teammate) Troy Glaus.

Interestingly enough, 2004 may have been The Show’s worst season as a pro — sporting a 5.59 ERA in 20 games (19 as a starter).

Whether he used steroids after 2004 is up for debate. But it sure is fishy that he suddenly became a kickass closer for the Cincinnati Reds at the tail end of 2006 — the same time as Guillermo Mota and right before hitting free agency.

*** UPDATE ***

Schoeneweis has denied “receiving anything from Florida”, according to the Daily News.

Said Schoeneweis –

“I don’t even know what that is,” said Schoeneweis, who was apparently unaware of the allegations that he received steroids from Signature until informed by The News. “Steroids in Florida? I never received anything from Florida. I’m not going to comment. I never even heard of it.”

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  1. julie October 2, 2007 at 4:01 am
    Thank you, Omar. This sure explains a lot.