Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez says he and his club are still waiting to hear from Major League Baseball, which is conducting an investigation linking him and other players to an anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables.
Gonzalez has denied he ever received performance-enhancing drugs from Tony Bosch's Biogenesis of America clinic, now closed. ESPN reported Tuesday that Gonzalez was the only client named so far who had not received PEDs.
The 27-year-old left-hander did not answer questions about the report, but he did make a statement to reporters, saying he hadn't heard anything yet officially from MLB," but plans "on sitting down and cooperating with them."
Gonzalez says he is "confident this is going to come out good."
San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera was among five players whose names are listed in the records of a Florida clinic at the center of a Major League Baseball investigation into illegal drugs, ESPN reported Tuesday.
The report said Cabrera, who led the NL in stolen bases last season, was 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 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.
The Padres and Mets declined comment on the report. Everth Cabrera and Melky Cabrera are not related.
ESPN reported that sources said the five additional names were on a list from the clinic as having gotten PEDs. The documents don't prove the players were provided drugs or used them.
The name of Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun has also been listed in the clinic's records. Braun said he used Bosch as a consultant.
Based on reporting by The Associated Press.