Mets' Beltran confirms meeting with feds

Star outfielder admits to meeting with investigators about a former doctor

Published March 2, 2010 8:25PM (EST)

Mets center fielder Carlos Beltran says he talked to federal investigators last week about a Canadian doctor accused of selling an unapproved drug.

Beltran says he went to Toronto to consult with Dr. Anthony Galea while he was sidelined last summer with a painful bone bruise on his right knee. He says he's not worried about the investigation because he didn't do anything wrong.

Galea is facing four charges in his country related to the drug known as Actovegin, which is extracted from calf's blood and used for healing.

Investigators talked to Mets shortstop Jose Reyes last week and New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said Monday that he had been contacted about the probe.

Beltran says he recommended Galea to Reyes.

By Jay Cohen


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