NY Slugger Agrees to Meet with Baseball Steroids Investigator

NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees has agreed to meet with baseball steroids investigator George Mitchell. He is the first active player known to cooperate with the former Senate majority leader in his probe of baseball's steroids problem.

The decision by the New York Yankees star came after long negotiations between lawyers for the players' union and Major League Baseball.

Giambi was quoted in U-S-A Today last month as seeming to admit to steroids use several years ago, when first time offenders were not penalized. Selig threatened to discipline Giambi and said he would factor cooperation with Mitchell into his decision.