Washington Nationals' left-hander Gio Gonzalez's name was one of several included in an "explosive" Miami New Times' article by reporter Tim Elfrink published this morning which examines the connection between a group of major league players (and other professional athletes) with ties to Miami, Florida and a Miami-based company called, "Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic tucked into a two-story office building just a hard line drive's distance from the UM campus," that is believed to have been, "... selling performance-enhancing drugs, from human growth hormone (HGH) to testosterone to anabolic steroids." The information in the article is based on, "Interviews with six customers and two former employees," who, "... corroborate the tale told by the patient files, the payment records, and the handwritten notebooks kept by the clinic's chief, 49-year-old Anthony Bosch."
Here's what Mr. Elfrink's article says about the Nationals' 21-game winning lefty, who was acquired by Washington in a December 2012 trade with the Oakland A's:
"There's also the curious case of Gio Gonzalez, the 27-year-old, Hialeah-native, left-handed hurler who won 21 games last year for the Washington Nationals. Gonzalez's name appears five times in Bosch's notebooks, including a specific note in the 2012 book reading, 'Order 1.c.1 with Zinc/MIC/... and Aminorip. For Gio and charge $1,000.' (Aminorip is a muscle-building protein.)
Gonzalez Linked In Miami New Times' Report To Miami Clinic That Supplied Performance-Enhancing Drugs
Federal Baseball | Jan 29