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Dylan Hernandez: Damaged by its scandals, MLB faces an even bigger threat that it can't control

LOS ANGELES - What's next, a rebuttal of the most the recent Bigfoot sighting?

These are busy days for Major League Baseball, with the commissioner releasing official denials of unsubstantiated allegations started by unverified social media accounts.

The absurdity reached unprecedented levels Friday, when MLB and the players union issued a statement designed to refute a rumor that Mike Trout has an exemption from the league to use human growth hormone to treat a thyroid problem.

Never mind the questionable origin of the accusation, an Instagram account of

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