Jose Canseco, Lenny Dykstra, Glenallen Hill and Geronimo Berroa were accused of using steroids by former major league pitcher Jason Grimsley in a federal agent's affidavit unsealed yesterday.
Grimsley also accused Chuck Knoblauch of using human growth hormone; David Segui and Allen Watson of using performance-enhancing drugs; and Rafael Palmeiro and Pete Incaviglia of taking amphetamines, according to IRS Special Agent Jeff Novitzky's sworn statement.
Dykstra and Incaviglia played on the Phillies' 1993 National League pennant-winning team.
All but Incaviglia, Berroa and Watson were mentioned last week in the Mitchell Report on doping in baseball.
When the affidavit first was released in June 2006, players' names were blacked out. The Associated Press asked a federal magistrate judge to make the complete statement public, but the request was denied this July.
In October 2006, the Los Angeles Times reported the names of Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Miguel Tejada, Brian Roberts and Jay Gibbons were among those blacked out. Tejada's name was mentioned when Grimsley described a conversation he had with Orioles teammates Tejada, Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa about how they would play after baseball banned amphetamines.
Clemens, Pettitte, Roberts and Gibbons were not mentioned in the unsealed affidavit.
Just after the newspaper's report was published, Kevin Ryan, then the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, said it contained "significant inaccuracies."
Meanwhile, USA Today reported that none of the players mentioned in the Mitchell report is expected to speak at a Jan. 15 hearing on steroids before the House Government Reform Committee.
* Lefthander Dontrelle Willis agreed to a $29 million, 3-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, 2 weeks after he was acquired from the Florida Marlins in the biggest trade of the offseason.
Willis and All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera were obtained from the Marlins for six prospects, including outfielder Cameron Maybin and lefthander Andrew Miller.
* Righthander Carlos Silva and the Seattle Mariners finalized a $48 million, 4-year contract.
The 28-year-old righthander, a former Phillie, was 13-14 last season for the Minnesota Twins with a 4.19 ERA - better than every Mariners starter other than hard-throwing Felix Hernandez.
* Lefthanded reliever Ron Mahay and the Kansas City Royals finalized an $8 million, 2-year contract. The 36-year-old was 3-0 with a 2.55 ERA in 67 innings last season with Texas and Atlanta.
* Indicted slugger Barry Bonds is scheduled to make a brief court appearance today in San Francisco for a hearing to determine if some of his attorneys have a conflict of interest in his federal perjury and obstruction case.
The judge called the hearing to decide whether the lawyers can still work for Bonds even though they previously represented other athletes who testified in the government's investigation into performance-enhancing drugs.
Bonds pleaded not guilty Dec. 7 to four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice for allegedly lying to a grand jury about his drug use. *