Pronk: 'I never did steroids'
Slugger defends himself, saying he was not exposed to PEDs
GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- The wake of baseball's steroid era can be an uncomfortable time for a guy like Travis Hafner.People know Hafner entered the big leagues with the body of a middle linebacker. They know that body betrayed him last year, when his weakened right shoulder prompted a lengthy stint on the disabled list and, eventually, arthroscopic surgery. They see that he dropped at least 10 pounds over the winter. And now, following Alex Rodriguez's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs during his days with the Rangers, they draw a line connecting Pronk to his old Texas team and its tally of admitted and alleged steroid users.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.