Washington Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez has strongly denied using banned substances and now wants everyone to know that he has the test results to back it up.
Gonzalez said Friday that urine and blood tests for performancing-enhancing drugs administered last month by Major League Baseball came back negative. He was informed of the results by the players' association.
The testing was done two days after a report surfaced in Miami that linked a south Florida clinic with ties to PEDs and major-league players. Gonzalez said he had never met Anthony Bosch, the head of the now-shuttered Biogenesis clinic, and strongly stated that he never received any PEDs.
Gonzalez, 27, posted a 21-8 record last season and wound up third in the National League Cy Young Award voting.
He is expected to pitch for Team USA for the World Baseball Classic in March.