FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tony Saunders has denied he took steroids and is challenging Jose Canseco to dueling polygraphs.
In his recently published book, "Juiced," Canseco said he would take a lie detector test to support his allegations of teammates taking steroids and Saunders now says he will accept the challenge, the Washington Post reported Monday.
"I've said any time, any place, anywhere," said Saunders, out of baseball since 2000 and now attempting a comeback. "I have no reason to run or hide from anything."
Saunders said the two were teammates in 1999 with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and his locker was next to Canseco's, but the two players were not friends.
Shortly after Canseco joined the team, Saunders broke his left arm pitching in a game and he believes the severity of the injury is what caused Canseco to make the allegations.
"If I don't have that injury, I'm nowhere near that book," Saunders said. "He used my injury as a punch line in his book. Baseball was my livelihood ... It ain't right."