Originally written February 10, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Despite the PED allegation surrounding him, Gio Gonzalez will pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.  Gonzalez had a fantastic year last season and was asked to participate by Joe Torre himself. According to Team USA's twitter account, Gonzalez has accepted the invitation. BREAKING: @nationals SP Gio Gonzalez has accepted invitation to play for #TeamUSA in the @wbcbaseball. Welcome @giogonzalez47. — USABaseball (@USABaseball) February 9, 2013 As the Washington Nationals took the American League East by storm, Gonzalez stepped up as an ace to compliment Stephen Strasburg in the rotation.  Gonzalez went 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA last season.  He finished third in National League Cy Young voting and earned a trip to the All-Star Game. Gonzalez was recently linked to the PED scandal at Biogenesis in Miami.  Gonzalez's name appeared in the ledgers among those linked to the clinic's PED distribution. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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