Late last month, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez was one of several major-leaguers found on documents from Biogenesis of America, a Miami-based clinic at the center of a doping investigation.
Gonzalez maintained his innonence upon his arrival at spring training last week, and according to ESPN's "Outside The Lines," he may be telling the truth.
Sources told Mike Fish and T.J. Quinn that Gonzalez "did not receive banned substances from [Biogensis head Anthony] Bosch or the clinic."
Both sources, speaking independently, identified Gonzalez as the only Bosch client named thus far who did not receive performance-enhancing drugs. A document obtained by "Outside the Lines" bolsters their case: On a computer printout of clients, Gonzalez, identified by the code name "Gladiator," is said to have received $1,000 worth of substances, but under "notes" are several substances not banned by Major League Baseball: "gluthetyn" (which a source said was a misspelling of glutathione), "IM [intramuscular] shots," and amino acids.
Glutathione is an antioxidant, and one source said the "IM shots" Gonzalez received were "MICs," a medically dubious but legal combination of methionine, inositol and choline, often used for weight loss.
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