Published February 20, 2013
Washington Nationals ace pitcher Gio Gonzalez has been cleared from the allegation that he used performance-enhancing substances, according to ESPN sources.
Gonzalez was previously reported to have been listed on the the records of a Florida clinic at the center of a Major League Baseball investigation into illegal drugs.
On Tuesday ESPN reported that two sources said Gonzalez didn't get illegal substances from the clinic or its director Anthony Bosch.
Gonzalez so far has been one of the only few players listed in the records to have his name cleared.
The latest information shows five additional names were on the list as having gotten PEDs, sources told ESPN.
The report said San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, who led the NL in stolen bases last season, had been listed along with Padres reliever Fautino De Los Santos, Oakland reliever Jordan Norberto, Houston outfielder Fernando Martinez and New York Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello.
The Biogenesis of America clinic run by Bosch in Coral Gables is now closed. The facility allegedly provided performance-enhancing substances to several players, including Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz. The players have said they didn't get illegal drugs from the clinic and the documents don't prove the players were provided drugs or used them.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.