Gio says recent tests have come back clean
VIERA -- Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez revealed to the local media Friday that he took blood and urine tests two days after the Miami New Times linked him to Anthony Bosch, who reportedly supplied PEDs to professional athletes. Gonzalez says he received word from the Major League Baseball Players Association that the results from those tests were negatives.
"Like I said before, I've never taken performance enhancing drugs and I never will," Gonzalez said. "Two days after the story broke, I was tested for blood and urine. Both came out negative like I expected. Throughout my entire career, it has been like that. I look forward to handling this with MLB and putting this behind me, and I'm looking forward to the season."
On Tuesday, according to sources in a report by ESPN's Outside the Lines, Gonzalez did not receive banned substances from Bosch or the anti-aging clinic, Biogenesis. Gonzalez reportedly received glutathione, intramuscular shots and amino acids, but none of those substances are on Major League Baseball's banned substances list.
The Miami New Times reported that Gonzalez had a $1,000 order for Aminorip, a muscle-building protein. However, none of the ingredients listed in Aminorip is on MLB's list of prohibited substances. The paper later released a new document that listed Gonzalez's name next to a list of ingredients for "pink cream," a synthetic testosterone.
Last week, Gonzalez acknowledged that his father, Max, was a patient of Bosch's.