Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Eric Gagne claims in his upcoming biography that 80% of the Los Angeles Dodgers took PEDs when he was with the team.

Former Dodgers teammate Adrian Beltre — who people have speculated  about using PEDs in the past — took offense to Gagne's statement and was forthright in his answer when someone asked him about it yesterday:

"He should have named names.  I don't know what you want me to tell you ... For him to say something liken that, he should have come out with names instead of percentage."



It was understandable that Beltre would bristle at the assumption he was part of the 80%.  He has heard the talk before.

Beltre was teammates with Gagne when the French-Canadian pitcher won the Cy Young in 2003.

Gagne, whose book is in French and titled: "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne," admitted using human growth hormone over five cycles in a three year period toward the end of his career.

What better way to stir up publicity for a book than saying up to 30 players on a major league team used PEDs.

If Gagne is trying to fire up interest in his story, Beltre — currently playing for the Texas Rangers — is one person who won't be giving it a read.  Especially when he found out it was in French.

"My French is not good," said Beltre.  "Everybody has the right to say whatever they say.  If they feel the need to write a book about it, what can I say?"
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