HOUSTON , Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Former New York Yankees player Chuck Knoblauch said in his first statement since being named in the Mitchell report on doping that he has "nothing to hide."
Knoblauch, who the report alleged purchased human growth hormone from Brian McNamee, the personal trainer of Knoblauch's former teammate, Roger Clemens, and began using the substance in 2001, didn't specifically comment on the allegations but indicated that he isn't worried by the investigation, The New York Times reported Friday.
Major League Baseball officials commissioned the investigation, led by former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell, D-Maine. It was released Dec. 13.
"I have nothing to defend," Knoblauch said. "I have nothing to hide at the same time."
The former player said he has not had any contact with Clemens or Andy Pettitte, who are also alleged to have purchased performance-enhancing drugs from McNamee. Pettitte has admitted to HGH use. Clemens has vehemently denied the allegations.
Knoblauch told the Times he hasn't been contacted by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which expects him to appear alongside his two former teammates at a Feb. 13 hearing.
"I read my name in the paper and see it on the news but I haven't heard a word," Knoblauch said. "I'm supposed to be somewhere but I haven't been told where to be."