Originally posted by Rob NeyerIn 2009, exactly 1,156 players played in at least one major league game. So slightly more than nine percent of all major leaguers were granted the "therapeutic use" exemption.
Is that a lot? Well, it's hard to say, because ADHD might be under- or over-diagnosed, depending on who you talk to. This source will say only that ADHD occurs in "3-10% of the general population," which just happens to give MLB (and the MLBPA) just the wiggle room they need to avoid a Congressional inquiry.
I think David Bell is a huge addition to the Giants lineup. Being a team that doesn't ever make many moves, the Giants made a good quiet one here. David Bell isn't a monster or anything, but he's a nice piece to have around the bottom of the lineup.