Chapter[ VIII. Information Obtained Regarding Other Players’ Possession or Use of
Steroids and Human Growth Hormone ]
Section[ Matt Herges ]
Matt Herges is a pitcher who has played for seven teams in Major League
Baseball since 1999, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants,
San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, Florida Marlins, and Colorado Rockies.
Herges was a teammate of catcher Paul Lo Duca with the Dodgers from 1999 to
2001. According to Radomski, Herges called Radomski and said that Lo Duca had given him
Radomski’s telephone number. Radomski said that he made two or three sales of human growth
hormone to Herges. His first contact with Herges might have been as early as 2004 and his last
sale to him was in late 2005, not long before federal agents executed the search warrant on
Radomski’s residence. Radomski never met Herges in person.
Shortly after the federal search warrant was executed on Radomski’s home,
Herges again called Radomski and asked if he could sell him human growth hormone.
Radomski, who by then was cooperating with federal law enforcement authorities, informed
Herges that he “was dry right now” and could not supply Herges with any growth hormone at
that time. Herges did not contact him again.
Radomski produced one check from Herges dated November 1, 2005 in the
amount of $3,240. The check is included in the Appendix and is shown below. Radomski said
that this check was in payment for two kits of human growth hormone, plus $40 for shipping.
A piece of an undated shipping receipt to Herges and a copy of an Express Mail receipt dated
November 2, 2005 sent to the same address were seized from Radomski’s residence by federal
agents. Both are included in the Appendix.
In order to provide Herges with information about these allegations and to give
him an opportunity to respond, I asked him to meet with me; he declined.