Gio Gonzalez may be looking forward to just stepping on the mound.
Some offensive production would be a welcome change, though the Washington Nationals aren't expected to have one of their top sluggers back for a while.
After being named in a report involving an investigation about performance-enhancing drugs, Gonzalez attempts to win for the first time in a month as the Nationals open a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Gonzalez (3-3, 3.64 ERA) was scheduled to start Thursday's series finale against the New York Mets before it was rained out.
The left-hander was among the names revealed in a report involving an MLB investigation of players linked to an anti-aging clinic in Miami. As many as 20 players could be suspended for using PEDs, but the left-hander is expected to avoid punishment since he's linked to legal substances.
"We came into spring training with this kind of cloud over the team, and Gio came in and took the reins and explained exactly what ha...