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MLB Drinking Ban: Joe Torre Says League May Consider Forbidding Alcohol From Clubhouse

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 12: American League All-Star Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox stands with teammates American League All-Star Kevin Youkilis #20 of the Boston Red Sox and American League All-Star Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox before the start of the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) | Getty

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Major League Baseball is planning to consider whether there should be a ban on alcohol in clubhouses.

MLB executive Joe Torre talked about the issue Sunday before Game 4 of the World Series.

There have been recent reports that several Boston pitchers drank beer in the clubhouse on days when they were not starting. Torre says baseball is concerned about the alcohol issue and wants to look at it on a wider basis.

Torre says that many teams already ban alcohol in the locker room. If drinking is barred, the former big league star and manager says it's important to let those involved "understand the reasons you have rules."

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