August 19, 2011
Mike Jacobs, a 30-year-old minor-leaguer in the Rockies' system, is the first North American athlete to be banned for using HGH after he tests positive for it Thursday under MLB's new testing program for the minors.
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Whole new era: Rockies minor-leaguer Jacobs becomes first North American athlete to be banned for positive HGH test
Major League Baseball's new drug testing policy -- which now includes HGH -- ensnares Colorado Rockies journeyman first baseman Mike Jacobs on Thursday.