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Carreon regrets one-time usage of performance-enhancing drug

Former Salpointe Catholic High School star outfielder Mark Carreon said he made an error in judgment at the end of his pro baseball career by using a performance-enhancing drug.

Carreon, who played in the majors with San Francisco, the New York Mets, Cleveland and Detroit, faxed a response to the Tucson Citizen on Monday about his name surfacing in the Mitchell Report.

“Regarding the Mitchell Report, the following is true – towards the end of my 18-year career, regretfully on one occasion I experimented with a performance-enhancing substance, however, the remaining 17 years were unscathed by this one error in judgment.

“One point that should be made. I received a certified letter requesting my response to these allegations merely 24 hours prior to the release, leaving little time to act.

“Meanwhile, here in the present, I support the challenge that lay before the Players Association, current players and owners in restoring the great game of baseball.”

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