NEW YORK (AP) -Commissioner Bud Selig asked Jason Giambi to speak with George Mitchell within two weeks, which would make the New York Yankees star the first active player known to cooperate with baseball's steroids investigator.
Selig deferred a decision Wednesday on whether to discipline Giambi for recent remarks that many interpreted as an admission of steroids use.
Selig had been deliberating since May 23, when Giambi met with lawyers from Major League Baseball.
Mitchell, a former Senate Majority Leader, has been investigating steroids since he was hired by Selig in March 2006. The players' union has said it is up to each player to decide whether to cooperate.
Giambi told a federal grand jury in December 2003 that he used steroids and human growth hormone, the San Francisco Chronicle reported in December 2004. Before the start of spring training in 2005, the former AL MVP made repeated general apologies at a news conference but never used the word ``steroids.''
The designated hitter, on the disabled list with a foot injury, told USA Today in comments published May 18: ``I was wrong for doing that stuff.
``What we should have done a long time ago was stand up - players, ownership, everybody - and said: 'We made a mistake,''' he said.
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