- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

PHOENIX (AP) - St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak met with Troy Glaus on Monday to discuss a report that the third baseman had told authorities he used steroids in 2003 and 2004 to help him recover from right shoulder injuries.

“I told him that, from St. Louis’ standpoint, this is something that happened in the past, and we understand it’s been handled with Major League Baseball, and we’ll leave it at that,” Mozeliak said before the Cardinals played the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that Glaus in 2005 told federal investigators that he used steroids while he rehabbed the shoulder injuries when he was playing for the Angels.

Glaus is in Arizona on another rehabilitation stint, this one following arthroscopic shoulder surgery in January. But Mozeliak refused to draw parallels between this rehab stint and the one that drew the attention of investigators.

“I think we can all read into this and try to make it more complicated than it is,” Mozeliak said. “It’s something that happened years ago. He’s looking at this now as, he understands that’s not a viable option, and so he plans on really working hard at what he has to do to get back.”

Mozeliak said there is no timetable for Glaus’ return, but he’s not expected back before June 1.

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