The Miami New Times has posted images of the documents they obtained from the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in Miami that were used as the basis of their story that linked Gio Gonzalez, among other baseball stars, to the facility and suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use.
The images show the five mentions of Gonzalez’s name, sometimes written as simply “Gio” in what they believe is the personal notebooks of Biogenesis owner, Anthony Bosch. It is unclear, however, what exactly Gonzalez is being linked to in the various notations. He is most often listed in conjunction with his father, Max, who has admitted to becoming a patient of Bosch’s in an effort to lose weight.
One of the entries simply listed Gonzalez’s name and his occupation “(pitcher)” and another listed a collection of statistics, presumably Gonzalez’s from some point, on the same page as what appears to be a long list of ingredients for “Pink cream.” The items listed on the page that the Miami New Times included in their initial story on Tuesday, ZINC, MIC (believed to be Methionine Inositol Choline) and AminoRip, do not appear on Major League Baseball’s list of banned substances.
Gonzalez maintains his innocence in the matter and denies any involvement with Bosch or the Biogenesis clinic. His statement yesterday read: “I’ve never used performance-enhancing drugs of any kind, and I never will. I’ve never met or spoken with Tony Bosch or used any substances provided by him. Anything said to the contrary is a lie.”
UPDATE: There appears to be another personal link between Gonzalez and the clinic, however, in University of Miami conditioning coach. Goins was named in the Miami New Times’ original report, published on Tuesday, in “multiple client lists” from Biogenesis.
Here is an excerpt from the Miami New Times’ story on Goins: “In one detailed page dated December 14, 2011, Bosch writes he’s selling him Anavar, testosterone, and a Winstrol/B-12 mix and charging him $400 a month. Another, from this past December, includes sales of HGH and testosterone.”
An attorney for Goins told the Sun-Sentinel that Goins “hasn’t done anything wrong either personally or as a representative of the University of Miami … And as far as being on a client list of a certain doctor, any connection of the University of Miami or their baseball program would be purely coincidental.”
Gonzalez posted a picture of himself with Goins about 12 weeks ago to his Instagram account with the caption “My offseason strength coach Jimmy Goins.” The photo can be found here.
In another interesting note, the Miami New Times has also been issued a denial of the details in the story from Anthony Bosch, through an attorney.
“The Miami New Times Story dated January 29, 2013 is filled with inaccuracies, innuendo and misstatements of fact. Mr. Bosch vehemently denies the assertions that MLB players such as Alex Rodriguez and Gio Gonzalez were treated by or associated with him,” the statement, from “The Law Office of Susy Ribero-Ayala, P.A.” said.