Paul Konerko said he's in favor of Major League Baseball's new policy, in which players will be tested for HGH. Earlier this month, MLB implemented a policy which requires players to available for in-season testing after the plan was approved by the players' union.
MLB officials have indicated players will be randomly selected for HGH tests at least once every season, but not during the postseason, according to media reports.
"This is just about the right progression," Konerko said at SoxFest on Friday. "As soon as there was testing there was going to be testing as soon as the science was up to doing it. This should be the way to test because now that the science is there, you can test guys from all angles and test for everything you want to test for."
The only issue Konerko can foresee is how some players react to blood tests. Players previously submitted blood tests in spring training last season.
"I don't have a problem having blood drawn, Konerko said. "I can see that might be the issue for some guys. Some guys, if they get blood drawn in the afternoon, they are done for the day. They are a mess. As for me I have never had a problem giving blood. The issue about how it is done will have to be figured out."
Konerko supports MLB's new HGH testing
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