Originally written January 29, 2013 on Mr. Irrelevant:
We can all roll our eyes and give baseball’s PED problem a big ol’ [wanking motion], but when it involves one of the Nationals current best players, there’s cause for concern. And that’s what happened this morning with the release of an extensive report from the Miami New Times about a recently-defunct Miami clinic called Biogenesis, in which Gio Gonzalez is linked to PEDs. There are All-Star names littered throughout the report, but we’ll focus specifically on Gio. The report uses records from Biogenesis’ owner Anthony Bosch, who kept a hand-written ledger of all his PED clients. Bosch, who has previously been connected to supplying PEDs to baseball players, wrote this about Gio, whose name appears five different times: “Order 1.c.1 with Zinc/MIC/… and Aminorip. For Gio and charge $1,000.” (Aminorip is a muscle-building protein.) Gio’s father also appears in Bosch’s records. The New Times contacted him: “My son works very, very hard, and he’s as clean as apple pie,” the elder Gon
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