SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -United States consular officials in the Dominican Republic are reviewing visa applications from professional baseball players who have served suspensions for using performance-enhancing drugs.
``We're working very closely with Major League Baseball on this,'' U.S. embassy spokesman David Searby said. ``Any controlled substance that's on the list triggers these kinds of reviews.''
Players who are not U.S. citizens need work visas before they can arrive for spring training. Baseball union head Donald Fehr said Sunday that the union will attempt to ensure foreign players are treated the same as U.S. citizens.
``I just heard recently that an issue of that type had risen. Our position would be that players from wherever they come have to be treated the same as American players,'' Fehr said.
``We would help out in any way we could to make sure that someone is treated the same way an American player would be treated. I don't know what the result would be, but that's our view, everyone has to be treated the same way.''

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