Seyler said that he and several players gave Herges money for steroids, and that Herges and Lo Duca became the buyers for the group, with a source in Florida, the report states.
The players and Seyler would meet in an apartment and inject themselves, it says.
Radomski told the Mitchell investigators that he sent kits of human growth hormone by overnight mail to Lo Duca's home or to the Dodgers clubhouse, and the player would send him a check -- typically for $3,200 -- about a week later.
Federal agents found Lo Duca listed in Radomski's address book when they searched the assistant's residence. They also found this note from Lo Duca to Radomski, according to the report:
"Sorry! But for some reason they sent the check back to me. I haven't been able to call you back because my phone is TOAST! I have a new # it is . . . Please leave your # again because I lost all of my phonebook with the other phone. Thanks, Paul."
The report points out that Lo Duca told Sports Illustrated in 2002 that he understood why a player battling for a job would be tempted to use steroids, but that he added: "Don't get me wrong. I don't condone it."
Lo Duca was dealt to Florida on July 30, 2004. And, the report alleges, he apparently proved correct the speculation by the Dodgers officials that he would turn again to drugs. It says he wrote Radomski another $3,200 check the month after he was traded.
Back in L.A., Gagne remained a Radomski customer, thanks to a Lo Duca introduction, the report alleges. Lo Duca had called up Radomski and told him Gagne was there and wanted to buy human growth hormone, according to the report.
It says Gagne then took the phone and "asked Radomski a question about how to get air out of a syringe. This is the only time Radomski spoke to Gagne. Radomski said that Lo Duca thereafter placed orders on Gagne's behalf."
Those orders were posted to Gagne's Florida home and Dodger Stadium, the report says. Included in the document is a photocopy of a Radomski Express Mail receipt for what is identified as the Aug. 9, 2004, stadium delivery.
On an occasion when Lo Duca didn't handle the transaction, Gagne sent Radomski $3,200 in cash by Federal Express, the report says.
Later, the report adds, Boston Red Sox officials referred to Gagne's suspected steroid use while the team was considering signing him. It quotes from a Nov. 1, 2006, e-mail from Boston General Manager Theo Epstein to a Red Sox scout:
"Have you done any digging on Gagne? I know the Dodgers think he was a steroid guy. Maybe so. What do you hear on his medical?"
The report says the scout, Mark Delpiano, responded: "Some digging on Gagne and steroids IS the issue. Has had a checkered medical past throughout career including minor leagues. Lacks the poise and commitment to stay healthy, maintain body and reinvent self.
"What made him a tenacious closer was the max effort plus stuff. . . . Mentality without the plus weapons and without steroid help probably creates a large risk in bounce back durability and ability to throw average while allowing the change-up to play as it once did."
Gagne has denied using steroids. Meanwhile, Lo Duca had referred Brown to Radomski sometime in 2000 or 2001, the report says, and the steely pitcher spoke to the clubhouse worker for up to two hours about human growth hormone. Radomski sent Brown several shipments of it, and the pitcher paid in cash, sometimes up to $10,000, according to the report.
One $8,000 payment arrived when Radomski was not home, and the package was left unsigned-for at his door in the rain, the report says.
"Radomski called Brown and told him not to check the signature waiver box on the overnight delivery package when he was sending cash, because the envelope was left on Radomski's doorstep for several hours and could have been taken," the report says.
It says that Brown also asked Radomski for Deca-Durabolin for an injured elbow.
Lo Duca also put Herges and Riggs in touch with Radomski, the report says. Radomski allegedly sold Riggs six to 10 batches of human growth hormone, clenbuterol and Winstrol from 2003 to 2005, including after he started playing in Japan. (Riggs played with the Angels in 2003 and 2004.)
Herges bought human growth hormone from Radomski from as early as 2004 through late 2005, the report says. At one point, it says, Herges called to make another purchase, not knowing Radomski had started cooperating in the federal investigation.
Radomski is said to have told Herges he "was dry right now."
Hernandez and Pringle are Times staff writers; Newhan is a special correspondent.
THE MITCHELL REPORT
Steroid investigation deeply implicates Los Angeles Dodgers
The team is painted as complicit in drug use at almost every level. Lo Duca, Gange are singled out.
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