Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson turns 70 years old today. After winning the franchise's first division title last year and first playoff appearance, Johnson was given a one year extension to manage the Nationals for the 2013 season. On behalf our readers, we wish Davey a very happy birthday!!!
Other news --- Gio Gonzalez
As you learned yesterday, Nationals' star pitcher Gio Gonzalez has been engulfed in a new performance enhancing drug story. The story originated from a Miami news article yesterday that named Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera, Nelson Cruz, and Gio as customers of a Miami based Biogensis, which has been under investigation by the DEA and Major League Baseball.
Since that story broke, Gio Gonzalez has emphatically denied involvement via his Twitter account.
“I’ve never used performance enhancing drugs of any kind and I never will,” Gonzalez wrote. “I’ve never met or spoken with tony Bosch or used any substance ... Provided by him.anything said to the contrary is a lie.”
And finally, here is the statement from Major League Baseball.
“We are always extremely disappointed to learn of potential links between players and the use of performance-enhancing substances,” the statement read, in part. “These developments, however, provide evidence of the comprehensive nature of our anti-drug efforts. Through our Department of Investigations, we have been actively involved in the issues in South Florida. It is also important to note that three of the players allegedly involved have already been disciplined under the Joint Drug Program. ….
The notation by Biogenesis indicated a $1000 sale of zinc, MIC and Aminorip. When reviewing the MLB Banned Drug list, none of these ingredients appear on the list. Even at that, Gonzalez denied purchasing anything. His father, Max Gonzalez, did indicate that he purchased products from Biogenesis in an attempt to lose weight, but his son purchased nothing.no comments