Here is a statement from Jim McCarroll, one of the attorneys for Alex Rodriguez, regarding his alleged failed test for banned stimulants in 2006:

“Alex Rodriguez was never suspended for use of stimulants. He has passed all tests under the MLB drug program. This is the 1st time this has ever been bought to our attention by MLB.

“The fact that MLB has resorted to leaking federally protected medical information about a player speaks volumes of the weakness of their case against Alex -- and their desperation to secure a win in the arbitration, at all costs.

“Alex has abided by the confidentiality rules of the arbitration process. MLB has not. In response to MLB's incessant leaks, Alex recently has even gone so far as to offer that the proceeding be opened to the media, so as to even the playing field -- an offer which MLB promptly rejected, as they prefer to continue their one-sided flow of leaks, rather than having the weakness of their case exposed publicly by full and fair coverage. Every new step MLB takes wreaks of desperation, in its obsessive effort to bring Alex down