|Work visas under review for players suspended for performance-enhancing drugs|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 04 February 2008 13:46|
``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.''