Former A’s pitcher Gio Gonzalez did not receive performance-enhancing drugs from the Miami clinic that sold PEDs to numerous athletes.
Two sources have told ESPN that Gonzalez is the only named client of Tony Bosch who did not receive PEDs.
Instead, Gonzalez reportedly acquired $1,000 worth of legal substances allowed by MLB, including glutathione, intramuscular shots, and amino acids.
The ex-Atheltic and current Nationals All-Star refuted the allegations against him in the original Miami New Times report earlier this month.
“You’re stunned. You’re shocked,” he said. “Your name has been brought up out of nowhere. You can’t do nothing about it. You just have to wait it out and listen to what’s going on. You can’t jump the gun. You can’t jump to conclusions. At the end of the day you just have to listen in and wait patiently.”
“I feel very confident,” he maintained. “I think that at the end of the day I’ve never taken performance-enhancing drugs, and I never will.”
Gio Gonzalez was loved in Oakland, and was regarded as the future of the team. The lefty won 16 games for the A’s in 2011, and was the team’s lone All-Star.
That all changed when he was traded last off-season as part of Billy Beane’s fire sale to the Washington Nationals. As dominant as he was in Oakland, he blossomed into a superstar in our nation’s capital. Gonzalez won 21 games while recording a 2.89 ERA, and finished third in the Cy Young award voting.