Apr 11, 2010, 7:02 PM EDT
Former Giants outfielder Marvin Benard told the Associated Press Sunday that he used steroids during the 2002 season, when the club lost in the World Series to the Angels.
Benard played nine major league seasons — all of them with the Giants — and called it quits after 2003. He hit .276/.321/.407 in ’02 with one homer and 13 RBI in 131 plate appearances as a backup outfielder and did not register an at-bat in the playoffs. Benard, now 39, first revealed to the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this afternoon that he used performance-enhancing drugs to recover from a knee injury. He was also named in the Mitchell Report back in 2007.
For those wondering, Benard did not make mention of Barry Bonds in the revelation.
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