According to Washington Post, pitcher Gio Gonzalez was a major headache for the Nationals in 2013. Accused of using banned substances and being involved in the PED clinic Biogenesis, the Nationals had concern whether the major league pitcher would be back for another season. Gonzalez was one among other current major leaguers, including Alex Rodriguez and Melky Cabrera, who were on the list for the clinic. MLB has been investigating the clinic and players linked to it. However, as the Washington Post reported, Gonzalez was the only player identified in the Biogenesis documents who didn’t receive PEDs from Bosch or the clinic. Gonzalez reported to spring training the following week and said he had never used any of the products. In his career, he never failed a drug test and therefore was drug tested two days after the New Times report was released. Gonzalez had no explanation for why his name appeared in the records.
With the new year rolling in, fans are looking forward to seeing Gonzalez overcome what his reputation has been through for the year of 2014. With a great spirit coming into spring training this year, it looks as if he may have buried the whole thing and moved on. Good for him! Now, let’s see what he has to offer in 2014.