Paul Byrd's dream postseason run with the Indians has run into some problems.
The Cleveland Indians pitcher bought thousands of dollars of human growth hormone and syringes, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Byrd, who is 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA in the postseason this year, spent $24,850 on products from the Palm Beach Rejuvenation Center between August 2002 and January 2005. The center has been targeted for illegally distributing performance-enhancing drugs, the report said.
Byrd pitched for the Royals, Braves and Angels in those years, going a combined 37-29. He struck out a career-high 129 batters with the Royals in 2002.
The Indians' 15-game winner reportedly bought more than 1,000 vials of growth hormone between 2002 and 2005.
In his 11 seasons, Byrd is 97-81 with a 4.35 ERA. He has pitched for seven teams
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