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MLB officials request meeting with Orioles' Gibbons

NEW YORK -- Baltimore Orioles outfielder Jay Gibbons joined
the list of players asked to meet with baseball officials after
being linked to a Florida pharmacy that distributed prescription
performance-enhancing drugs.

A day after SI.com reported Gibbons received steroids and human
growth hormone from Signature Pharmacy after both substances were
banned, baseball requested a meeting with the Orioles outfielder.

No timetable was set for the meeting, a person familiar with the
situation said Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity because
no announcement was made.

On Friday, baseball asked to meet with St. Louis' Rick Ankiel
and Toronto's Troy Glaus after reports that they received
performance-enhancing drugs from Signature Pharmacy several years
ago.

Gibbons got six shipments of Genotropin (a brand name for
synthetic human growth hormone), two shipments of testosterone and
two shipments of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) from October
2003 and July 2005, SI.com said, citing a Florida source with
knowledge of a Signature Pharmacy client list.

SI.com said its information dealt only with receipt of the
drugs, not use.

Gibbons has not returned a telephone message. His agents, Sam
and Seth Levinson, declined comment, citing medical privacy laws
and attorney-client privilege.