LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC)– Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez has been absolved of any wrongdoing by the latest update in the PED investigation out of Miami, according to a report from ESPN.
The report outlined two sources familiar with Anthony Bosch’s operation – the man identified as running the Biogenesis clinic which allegedly supplied Major League Baseball players with performance-enhancers – who say Gio did not receive banned substances from Bosch or the clinic.
Gio’s name was previously identified as being named in Biogenesis documents in the initial report, drawing heavy suspicion that the Nationals pitcher may have purchased banned substances, through his father in 2012.
His father, Hialeah, Fla., native Max Gonzalez, also appeared on Bosch’s client list in the January report. The elder Gonzalez said he visited the clinic for weight-loss purposes and he was unaware steroid distribution was part of the clinic’s business. He also claimed Bosch never met his son.
Gio’s name surfaced in the 2012 notebook, specifying he purchased a muscle-building protein called Aminorip for $1,000, according to the report.
If successfully tied to the illegal purchase of PEDs, Gio could have faced a 50-game suspension from Major League Baseball.
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