Gio Gonzalez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Planned rotation to begin season: Scherzer, Gonzalez, Strasburg

    Masn "Max Scherzer will start on opening day for the Nationals. That's been known, if not officially stated, all along. The order of the Nationals rotation after Scherzer, however, may come as a surprise to some: Gio Gonzalez will start the season's second game, with Stephen Strasburg following..." March 21

  • Will the Nats continue their makeover by trading Gio Gonzalez?

    Fox Sports "Before the Diamondbacks included Ender Inciarte in the Shelby Miller trade, they strongly considered a deal that would have sent Inciarte to the Nationals for left-hander Gio Gonzalez, according to major-league sources. Would the D-backs have been better off making that move rather than..." January 08

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    i hear the nats asked for christian yelich for gio gonzalez. took 1 second for marlins to say no thanks.

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    Gio Gonzalez will start Friday against Orioles. #MLB #Nats #Nationals

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    SS Ian Desmond, who rejected a reported $90 million extension from #Nats last winter, has cleared waivers, along with starter Gio Gonzalez,

  • Nats option Xavier Cedeno to make room for Gio Gonzalez

    CSN Washington "Needing a roster spot for the return of Gio Gonzalez on Wednesday, the Nationals optioned lefty reliever Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A Syracuse late Tuesday night. Cedeno, 27, made just one appearance in his recent stint with the big league club, a scoreless inning against the St. Louis Cardinals..." June 18

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    Adam Kilgore @AdamKilgoreWP

    Gio Gonzalez threw 35 pitches yesterday, will throw a sim game Sunday. Then a rehab start five days later.

  • Nats’ Gonzalez nearing rehab stint "Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez threw a bullpen at Nationals Park during Thursday’s off day, according to a baseball source, and the session went without a hitch. Gonzalez next move will be having a simulated game Sunday and then have a rehab assignment five days later. It’s not known which..." May 30

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Gio Gonzalez played catch today, first time since going on DL. Reported no problems with his shoulder.

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    Gio Gonzalez won't be playing catch today. Plan now is for that to happen tomorrow. He'll take part in a full stretch with pitchers today

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    I was just told that LHP Gio Gonzalez is going on the 15-day disabled list. #Nats #Nationals #MLB

  • Gio Gonzalez pulled from Nats' win with left shoulder tightness

    CSN Washington "Nationals' starter Gio Gonzalez was removed from Wednesday night's game in the sixth inning after complaining of tightness in his left shoulder. The game time temperature was 54 degrees, a cold night for the 23rd of April, and manager Matt Williams described the move as precautionary. Gonzalez..." April 24

  • Gio Gonzalez and Jorge Posada: An unlikely offseason tandem

    Masn "Some pitchers use their old high school or college teammates as their catcher during offseason bullpen sessions. Some pitchers throw to their fathers during the winter. Others strap their personal trainers up in catching gear and have them on the receiving end of a few dozen fastballs. Gio..." January 27

  • Strasburg scratched, Gio Gonzalez to start Thursday

    Washington Post "Two days after throwing a clean bullpen session Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his Thursday start as a precaution after he had some trouble getting loose while playing catch on Wednesday Nationals Manager Davey Johnson said. Strasburg was also scratched from his last start last Friday..." September 19

  • Gio Gonzalez throws one-hitter as Nationals clobber 5 home runs in 9-0 win over Mets

    Washington Post "Gio Gonzalez stood on the Citi Field mound and stared over the first base line. “That’s foul!” he cried lifting his left arm in protest as if that might change what happened — the chalk flying up a New York Mets’ call-up named Zach Lutz bumping fists with the first base coach a ‘1’ replacing the..." September 10

  • Gio rights the ship

    Nats Insider "Two batters and nine pitches into his start against the Phillies on Wednesday, Gio Gonzalez could have folded up his tent and called it a night. Down 2-0 after allowing a Ben Revere single and Michael Young homer — and knowing how much his Nationals teammates have struggled to offer run support —..." June 20

  • Report: Gio Gonzalez may not be among players MLB wants suspended

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball is expected to seek suspensions in the coming weeks for about 20 players, including all-stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, connected to the now shuttered South Florida anti-aging clinic that is under investigation for reportedly supplying performance-enhancing drugs to..." June 05

  • Gio Gonzalez on his early command issues, trying to slow down

    Washington Post "Through four starts this season, Gio Gonzalez has shown the dominating flashes that make him a 21-game winner last season, a Cy Young Award finalist and one of the best left-handers in all of baseball. But that’s just it; he has had spurts of strong pitching that have unraveled with wayward..." April 24

  • Union chief Michael Weiner talks about Gio Gonzalez’s case, MASN dispute

    Washington Post "Major League Baseball investigators hope soon to interview the players linked to South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis, including Nationals left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez. Michael Weiner, executive director of the MLB Players’ Association, said that he doesn’t expect any players to refuse..." April 05

  • Gio Gonzalez blanks Miami for six innings as Washington earns 3-0 win

    Washington Post "Surpassing his first season in Washington may have felt like a burden for Gio Gonzalez, if only the notion of burdens fit into Gonzalez’s worldview. He is not the kind of person who dwells or worries. Let expectations soar. Let Major League Baseball investigate him. He will overwhelm an opposing..." April 04

  • Gio Gonzalez, after offseason in spotlight, doesn’t break a sweat

    Washington Post "One day last week, as teammates packed bags and readied for the escape from spring training, Gio Gonzalez walked to the center of the Washington Nationals’ clubhouse in Viera, Fla. He fiddled with the stereo until Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” blared from the speakers. Gonzalez spun..." April 03

  • Gio Gonzalez sharp in minor league game

    Washington Post "The last time Gio Gonzalez pitched, he wore “USA” across his chest and walked to the middle of a diamond inside Marlins Park, a colossus of a major league stadium. Today, clad in a red practice jersey, Gonzalez pitched on Field 3 against a collection of minor leaguers from his own..." March 18

  • Nats' Gonzalez back in his comfort zone on mound

    CSN Washington "Since arriving in camp two weeks ago, Gio Gonzalez has found himself talking more about off-the-field developments -- his connection to the Biogenesis clinic under investigation, his addition to Team USA's roster for the World Baseball Classic -- than anything having to do with actually pitching a..." February 26

  • Gio Gonzalez says he passed his drug test

    Washington Post "Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez passed the drug test MLB administered to him in late January, Gonzalez said today at Nationals spring training. The MLB Players Association informed Gonzalez Friday that the tests on his blood and urine had returned negative, Gonzalez said. On Jan. 31, two..." February 23

  • Gio Gonzalez says he passed drug test

    CSN Washington "Gio Gonzalez was informed today he passed drug tests taken two days after the Nationals left-hander was initially linked to a Miami clinic under investigation for providing ballplayers with performance enhancing drugs. Gonzalez, who has maintained his innocence all along, revealed he gave both..." February 22

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    Mark Zuckerman @

    Gio Gonzalez says he gave urine and blood samples two days after Miami New Times story broke. Learned today tests were negative.

  • Gonzalez 'confident this is going to come out good'

    CSN Washington "In the wake of a new report that says he never received any banned substances from the Miami clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball for distributing performance enhancing drugs, Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez expressed confidence today he'll be cleared of all wrongdoing. ESPN's..." February 20

  • Gio Gonzalez didn’t receive banned substances from Biogenesis

    Washington Post "The substances Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez allegedly received from the South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis and its chief Anthony Bosch weren’t banned by Major League Baseball, according to two anonymous sources in a Tuesday night ESPN report. Gonzalez, who was linked to the now..." February 20

  • Sources: Gio Gonzalez not tied to banned drugs

    ESPN "Five more professional baseball players have connections to a South Florida clinic at the heart of a widening doping scandal, according to documents obtained by "Outside the Lines." The new players listed in documents from the Biogenesis of America clinic run by Anthony Bosch: San Diego Padres..." February 19

  • Gio Gonzalez faces suspicion everywhere but Washington Nationals clubhouse

    Washington Post "The baseball public isn’t going to be convinced whether Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals is clean or dirty for quite some time. And they probably shouldn’t be. In a sport riddled with performance-enhancing drugs for at least 25 years, suspicion is endemic and inevitable. “It’s not fair,”..." February 16

  • Gio Gonzalez was drug tested two days after report linked him to Biogenesis

    Washington Post "When he first reported to spring training on Tuesday, Nationals all-star pitcher Gio Gonzalez denied his link to a South Florida clinic that, according to a Miami New Times report, provided him and other notable active major leaguers with performance-enhancing drugs. He also said he has fully..." February 14

  • Gio on WBC invite: "It's an honor"

    Nats Insider "Though Gio Gonzalez spent much of his camp-opening session with reporters yesterday answering questions about his possible connection to the Biogenesis clinic under investigation by MLB, the Nationals left-hander also spent a good amount of time on a much happier subject: His addition to Team..." February 13

  • Gonzalez 'confident' he'll be cleared of wrongdoing

    CSN Washington "Reiterating that he's never taken performance enhancing drugs, Gio Gonzalez reported to Nationals spring training this morning and said he's already spoken to MLB investigators looking into the left-hander's connection with a Miami clinic suspected of dealing PEDs. "I've cooperated," he said...." February 12

  • Gio Gonzalez confident about Biogenesis investigation, ‘shocked’ about report

    Washington Post "After he reported to Washington Nationals spring training this morning, ace left-hander Gio Gonzalez expressed confidence he will avoid a suspension from Major League Baseball as the league continues its investigation into his alleged involvement with Biogenesis, a clinic in his native South..." February 12

  • Gio Gonzalez to pitch for Team USA in WBC

    Washington Post "Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals‘ all-star left-hander, will pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, a U.S. team spokesman said in an e-mail. Gonzalez, the lone Nationals’ representative on the U.S. roster, accepted an invitation by Team USA Manager Joe Torre. Gonzalez, 27, one of the..." February 09

  • Gio Gonzalez is keeping low profile since report linking him to alleged supplier of PEDs

    Washington Post "Since he joined the Washington Nationals, Gio Gonzalez has been perhaps the most bubbly and affable presence in the clubhouse. The team's southpaw all-star wore his emotions openly, usually with a wide smile, and helped guide the Nationals to a division title with his career season. But..." February 03

  • Chuck Strouse On Washington Nationals' Lefty Gio Gonzalez

    Federal Baseball "On Tuesday morning, the Miami New Times shook up the baseball world with an "explosive" article three months in the making which detailed information writer Tim Elfrink found in what was described as, "an extraordinary batch of records," given to the paper by an employee off an anti-aging clinic..." January 31

  • How 50-Game Suspensions for Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez Would Impact 2013 Races

    Bleacher Report "The PED allegations surrounding Alex Rodriguez in a recent report by Tim Elfrink of the Miami News Times have dominated the headlines, but he is far from the only player who could be impacted by the report. In fact, given that he was already expected to miss at least the first half of the..." January 31

  • Gonzalez Linked In Miami New Times' Report To Miami Clinic That Supplied Performance-Enhancing Drugs

    Federal Baseball "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,..." January 29

  • Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo's Statement On Miami New Times' Article Mentioning Gio Gonzalez

    Federal Baseball "'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..." January 29

  • A-Rod, Gio Gonzalez deny PED allegations

    CBS Sports "Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez have denied performance-enhancing drug allegations stemming from their connections to a South Florida clinic. A-Rod's camp issued a statement... The news report about a purported relationship between Alex Rodriguez..." January 29

  • Can Gio Gonzalez Duplicate Or Possibly Improve On His First Year In D.C.?

    Federal Baseball "As soon as the Washington Nationals acquired Gio Gonzalez from the Oakland A's last winter they set about signing the then-26-year-old lefty to an extension, giving the starter a 5-year/$42 million dollar deal which bought out all four years of his arbitration eligibility and locked him up as part..." January 06

  • Gio Gonzalez Finishes 3rd In BBWAA NL Cy Young Voting

    Federal Baseball "Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez turned 27 in mid-September of his first year in the National League following the trade last winter that brought the pitcher with the big curve and high walk totals to the nation's capital from Oakland. Gonzalez finished his first season in D.C. with a..." November 14

  • Will The Washington Nationals' Gio Gonzalez Win The NL Cy Young Award?

    Federal Baseball "Gio Gonzalez led the National League in wins. But c'mon, "wins"? [Laughs dismissively] The 26-going-on-27-year-old left-hander acquired in a December 2011 trade with the Oakland A's had the NL's fourth-highest K total, with 207 Ks, tied w/ the Phillies' Cliff Lee behind Lee's teammate Cole Hamels..." November 07

  • Wainwright vs. Gonzalez, Round 2

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On the eve of Game 4 of the National League division series between the Cardinals and Nationals, a member of the Cards clubhouse was presented with a scenario: Winning Game 4 would be a break because it allowed the Cardinals to setup their ideal pitching rotation for the NL championship..." October 12

  • Gio Gonzalez excited for NLDS Game 1 start against Cardinals

    Washington Post "Gio Gonzalez has never been in this situation before. In his five years in the major leagues, he has yet to reach the postseason until now. On Sunday afternoon, Nationals Manager Davey Johnson will hand him the ball to start Game 1 of the National League Division Series as the team's top starter...." October 07

  • Gio Gonzalez throws a tricky curveball

    Washington Post "The pitch that has vaulted Gio Gonzalez into baseball's elite was learned in a narrow, partly grassy patch between his childhood home and his neighbor's house in Hialeah, Fla. He was 13, and his father, Max, an astute observer of baseball, wanted his son to learn a new pitch because his fastball,..." October 06

  • Nationals name starters for NLDS Games 1, 2

    CBS Sports "With the Washington Nationals having clinched the National League East Monday night, their focus now shifts to securing the top seed in the NL. Still, they know they are headed to the NLDS instead of the wild-card game, so preparations for the series have begun. Nationals manager Davey Johnson..." October 02

  • Washington's Gio Gonzalez wins 20th game this season

    Washington Post "Two winters ago in Hialeah, Fla., the home town that remains deep within him, Gio Gonzalez met the same man each morning at 8:30. The trainer, Sergio Pacheco, carried a folder that outlined Gonzalez's workout plan. "Intense training," Gonzalez said. "No breaks." The cover of the binder bore the..." September 23

  • Gio Gonzalez wins 20th as Nationals rip Brewers

    Washington Times "Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 10-4 on Saturday, giving the left-hander his major league-leading 20th victory of the season on the same day he surpassed the 200-strikeout plateau for the first time. Those two milestones were just the latest in an..." September 22

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