Jared Remy, the son of Red Sox television commentator Jerry Remy, is among two security staffers fired by the team last summer after an investigation.

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BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox fired two security staffers last summer after an investigation into steroid use, according to a Boston Globe report.

Jared Remy, the 30-year-old son of Red Sox television commentator Jerry Remy, and Nicholas Alex Cyr, 27, told the newspaper they used steroids. But both denied any knowledge of drug use by players, including sluggers Manny Ramirez or David Ortiz, who were named in a New York Times report as having tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003.

Cyr and Remy both said they had close relationships with Ramirez, and Remy said he talked steroids with a former personal assistant of Ortiz.

The Globe said state police confiscated a vial of steroids from Cyr’s car just before last year’s All-Star break and Cyr told police he had bought the drug from Remy.

In a statement, the Red Sox said they worked with Major League Baseball in investigating the staffers, but said that probe is confidential.

Yankee cycles into record book

CHICAGO — Melky Cabrera tripled in the ninth inning of New York’s 8-5 win over the White Sox, becoming the 15th Yankee to hit for the cycle and the first to do it in 14 years.

Cabrera hit a three-run homer, a double and an RBI single before tripling over right fielder Jermaine Dye’s head leading off the ninth.

The last Yankee to accomplish the feat was Tony Fernandez, against Oakland in 1995.


• Disgruntled 3B Melvin Mora lashed out at Orioles manager Dave Trembley after being benched for the third time in four games. “I don’t appreciate the disrespect, because I’ve been playing hurt,” said the 37-year-old Mora, who is batting .256 with three homers.

• Reds 3B Scott Rolen had a knot on his head after being struck on his batting helmet by a pitch from Colorado’s Jason Marquis. “I was a little dizzy. It stunned me, but I could still cuss,” Rolen said.

• Arizona RHP Brandon Webb, the 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner, will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder. Webb hasn’t pitched since being placed on the DL after one start, in the season opener.

• Toronto closer Scott Downs was placed on the disabled list after aggravating his injured left big toe.

• Milwaukee OF Corey Hart was scheduled to undergo an appendectomy and will go on the 15-day DL.

• Mets OF Gary Sheffield was activated from the DL and went 0 for 2 after coming off the bench against Arizona.

• Mets setup man J.J. Putz threw 20 fastballs and five splitters in his second bullpen session since June 9 surgery to remove a bone spur from the back of his right elbow. Putz said he hopes to return in about three weeks.