SI.com's Tom Verducci, in an appearance on 106.7 the FAN in Washington, D.C. with LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes this afternoon, talked about the report this morning in the Miami New Times which mentions Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez as one of nine players with ties to Miami, Florida and a Miami-based company called, "Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic... 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."
Gonzalez's name comes up in the notes of the, "... clinic's chief, 49-year-old Anthony Bosch." As the Miami New Times' Tim Elfrink writes in the article, however, the Nats' starter's case is "curious", especially considering that, as many sources have since noted, nothing in the note published today makes mention of any substances banned by Major League Baseball and unlike several of the other names released today, Gonzalez has never failed any drug tests:
"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.)
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