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Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez arrived at spring training today as pitchers and catchers report for duty. Gonzalez has been embroiled in a hot topic of PEDS when his name appeared in notes from a Miami PED Biogeneisis clinic. After his name was released, Gonzalez took to twitter and vehemently denied any involvement or any purchases with the Miami clinic. Gio addressed the issue head on today.
“I feel very confident. At the end of the day, I’ve never taken performance-enhancing drugs, and I never will. I’m actually pretty excited about this year.” “You’re stunned, you’re shocked. Your name was brought up out of nowhere. You’re like, you can’t do nothing about. You have to listen to what’s going on. You can’t jump the gun. You can’t jump to conclusions. At the end of the day, you have to listen in and wait patiently.”
On his Dad's involvement.
“My father already admitted he was a patient there, a legitimate patient,” Gonzalez said
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Well, you can check the box next to "Gio Gonzalez arrives at Nationals camp and denies he ever used PEDs." Indeed, a "Shocked", "stunned", and "very confident" Gio arrived on Tuesday morning and faced the music from reporters.
More from Gio on Biogenesis, via ESPN.com's Jayson Stark:
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Biogenesis clinic of South Florida.
The Washington Nationals are among that teams that are
keeping tabs on free agent right-hander Javier Vazquez, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
Cafardo notes that Washington’s interest in Vazquez may be “piqued”
by Gio Gonzalez’s link to alleged PED clinic Biogenesis. MLB has yet to make its
ruling, but one possible outcome would be Gonzalez receiving...
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