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Report: Gio unlikely to be suspended by MLB

Jun 5, 2013, 12:25 AM EDT

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Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez is not expected to be among the players facing suspension by Major League Baseball for their connection with the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, according to a new ESPN report.

That report, posted tonight on ESPN.com, said MLB is seeking to suspend about 20 players believed to have received performance enhancing drugs from Biogenesis, including stars Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun.

Gonzalez's name was initially tied to Biogenesis and founder Anthony Bosch in a Miami New Times article published in late-January, but the pitcher denied any connection and a subsequent ESPN report said he received only legal substances from the clinic.

In tonight's report, ESPN said Gonzalez will be "scrutinized but possibly exonerated" by MLB, which has been conducting its ownRead more ยป

  1. nats guy - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    I sure hope so. They are talking about 100 game suspensions. This team cannot take any more bad news.

  2. Water23 - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Thanks Goodness!!!

  3. SCNatsFan - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    In a season of bad news this is welcome.

  4. JaneB - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:54 AM

    In Gio I trust. What a relief! This would have been unrecoverable, in my view.

  5. Joe Seamhead - Jun 5, 2013 at 12:59 AM

    Any Braves named?

  6. ehay2k - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Seam head, I like the way you think! Maybe a Philly or two as well… :-)

  7. ehay2k - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:18 AM

    Oh, and if there are a lot of ex-Marlins on the list, then Marlin's management is smart for dumping those players. Of course, they will have a lot of trouble making deals in the future. That's a franchise killer.

  8. JaneB - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    I bet it's due to proximity to the "clinic" more that anything else.

  9. natsfan1a - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:45 AM

    Good news.

  10. Laddie Blah Blah - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    I am not surprised. Gio is a class guy and there has been absolutely nothing indicating that he used any substance from that clinic, banned or otherwise. MLB should exonerate him. The innocent do not deserve to be tarred along with the guilty.

  11. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Laddie, I am sickened by this Biogenesis. MLB is on a witch hunt. Don't trust a liar like Bosch.

  12. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Marlins take the lead over the Phillies in the 10th with a Wild Pitch. Pierre stole 3rd to set it up. That's guts with no outs by a team that has nothing to lose.

  13. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Where is everyone?

  14. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    Rangers 1st baseman David Murphy is pitching for the Rangers and just got a K.

  15. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    After the K, the batter gets thrown out for arguing balls and strikes.

  16. Ghost Of Steve M. - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Oh< I posting in the wrong spot.

  17. hallwagner - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    No braves. The only other nl east player would be mets minor leaguer Cesar puello

  18. Manassas Nats' Fan - Jun 5, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    CBA wont all 100 games to someone who already served a 50 gamer

  19. Tcostant - Jun 5, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    How did Gio receive legal substances from Bosch, when he on record as saying he has never meet the man. I'm glad Gio will be spared, but there is more here than meets the eye…

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