Sergio Mitre

Rogers' Whispers: Players may have hard time stopping HGH testing

MLB will closely follow the NFL's attempt to get players to agree to blood testing for HGH. It's going to be hard for the Players Association to reject those tests if other sports are using them. … At some point after Opening Day we'll find out if the Red Sox and Adrian Gonzalez really did agree to a seven-year, $154 million extension at the time he was acquired from the Padres. Both parties have denied it, but a lot of executives on other teams believe the Red Sox were trying to avoid a hit on their 2011 luxury tax. … Brian Wilson's strained left oblique is a significant concern for the Giants. He almost certainly will open the season on the DL, with...