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Davey: Gio should avoid MLB suspension

Davey: Gio should avoid MLB suspension


MILWAUKEE -- Major League Baseball is expected to suspend players linked to the anti-aging clinic Biogenesis sometime next week. Manager Davey Johnson said he doesn't expect left-hander Gio Gonzalez to be suspended.

"I think he is fine. I just wish they would get it over with," Johnson said.

More than once, Gonzalez has denied using performance-enhancing drugs. Earlier this year, The Miami New Times linked the pitcher to Anthony Bosch, who reportedly supplied PEDs to professional athletes.

However, according to a report from ESPN's "Outside the Lines," two sources told the company that Gonzalez did not receive banned substances from Bosch or Biogenesis. Gonzalez reportedly received glutathione, intramuscular shots and amino acids, but none of those substances are on Major League Baseball's banned-substances list.

The Miami New Times reported that Gonzalez had a $1,000 order for Aminorip, a muscle-building protein. However, none of the ingredients listed in Aminorip is on MLB's list of prohibited substances. The paper later released a new document that listed Gonzalez's name next to a list of ingredients for "pink cream," a synthetic testosterone.

Gonzalez has acknowledged that his father, Max, was a patient of Bosch's.

Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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