Leaked Version of Mitchell Report Names Pujols, Other Cardinals

Dec 13, 2007 at 11:50 am

[Update: December 13, 2007 1:10 p.m.]: The "leaked" Mitchell list is plenty bogus as far as Cardinals players are concerned. No Pujols. No Kile. No Tavarez. No Tatis. No Nunez.

Cardinals who are on the list:

Cody McKay Ryan Franklin Mark McGwire Jason Christiansen Fernando Vina Gary Bennett Rick Ankiel David Bell Larry Bigbie Kent Mercker

Former Cardinals assistant coach Dave McKay is quoted in the report as estimating that 30 percent of Major League Baseball players use steroids. [end update]

The Mitchell Report, an investigation on steroids in Major League Baseball commissioned by the league and conducted by Senator George Mitchell, will be officially released today 1 p.m. Central time. The report is expected to name 60 to 80 players who were found to have used performance-enhancing drugs in the past decade. Several news outlets have been referencing a leaked version of the report, which includes a list of players named.

One of the names that appears in the leaked version is that of Cardinals superstar Albert Pujols. Major League Baseball officials have disputed the accuracy of the list.

Other current or former Cardinals included: Rick Ankiel, Ryan Franklin, Darryl Kile, Mark McGwire, Abraham Nunez, Fernando Tatis and Julian Tavarez.

-Keegan Hamilton