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Albert Pujols’ trainer denies Jack Clark’s PEDs accusation

Aug 9, 2013, 11:41 AM EDT

NBCSports.com reached out to Chris Mihlfeld, Albert Pujols‘ trainer, who Jack Clark claims told him that Pujols used PEDs. He has forcefully denied Clark’s claim. Mihlfeld said this in an email to NBCSports.com:

I haven’t even talked to Jack Clark in close to 10 years. His statements are simply not true. I have known Albert Pujols since he was 18 years old and he would never use illegal drugs in any way. I would bet my life on it and probably drop dead on the spot if I found out he has. As before once again both  Albert and myself have been accused of doing something we didn’t do.

NBCSports.com asked Mihlfeld why Clark might have said what he said. Mihlfeld responded,”I have no idea. Alls I can say is that it is absolutely not true.” He added “I never said those things to Jack Clark or anyone else because they never happened. That’s all I need to say.”

  1. weaselpuppy - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    The completely without any evidence or even hearsay, just a disturbingly short and shallow train of thought smearing of Verlander has gotten attention alright…..I believe North Korea just offered their Press Secretary position to Clark.

    fvcking schmvck…

  2. moralorel - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Stex52,

    Did anyone outside of the fraternity that is baseball know about PED’s in the 80’s or any earlier era? Even into the 90’s it was a close guarded secret. I look at the 86 ChiSox and there’s some prime candidates to be sure. However, I’m just an armchair power hitter here, I have no evidence and there will prolly never be any to reaffirm my suspicions. I’m ok with that. Believe me though, there are more PED users than just the ones that’ve been caught. The biggest names, at least until recently have ties to La Russa and The Texas Rangers. Again, I have no proof. Only what I see. I don’t even follow baseball anymore. The only reason I come to this site is because its linked to the App I have for PFT. I do read the comments here more though. They are much more interesting. Baseball however, isn’t.

  3. moralorel - Aug 9, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    StLouisFan,

    Of course MLB turned their heads to what was going on. I don’t doubt that, and for the reasons you’ve given. No doubt. Still, it appears to me LaRussa’s head turned like an owl, at least since his days in Oakland. I fully admit I may be wrong. But looking at it from the outside, it sure does look like LaRussa and Texas ( under GW, no less, HeHe ) was the place(s) to be if you used PED’s. it’s ok if we disagree on this issue. I have my opinion, albeit without proof, I admit that. I don’t believe Managers have the time …. Maybe better put, the inclination to monitor their players. Production is the bottom line for them and their bosses. Still, they ARE the boss and like any other job, should be scrutinized for the performance of those under them. That’s really all I’m getting at. And to me, La Russa should be a suspect.

  4. sideterry - Aug 9, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Late 70’s, Fred Lynn showed up in Boston spring training ripped with 25 lbs of brand new muscle complete with cuts. Claimed he got the new body working out on a new type of equipment called Nautilus. So profound was the change, Ken Hawk Harrelson (Sox sport announcer) proclaimed “who is that big dude?” at his first sight of the new Lynn. Natutilus is a nice supplement to heavy lifting with free weights, but for sculpting, I think not. Least not 25 lbs of muscle in 4 months. Hmmmm, something not jiving here.

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