MLB, MLBPA agree to new changes in drug program

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Changes were made to the MLB Drug Program in part because of the overturning of Ryan Braun's 50-game suspension. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Major League Baseball and their Players Association said they have completed revisions to their Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program to include changes made because of the the Ryan Braun arbitration decision, according to a press release.

Some of the changes include: Adding hGH blood testing during Spring Training, during the off-season and studying to expand hGH testing to the regular season. The two sides also will increase the number of random tests during the season and off-season.

The program also added over 45 performance-enhancing substances and stimulants to the list of prohibited substances.