Hialeah native (and Washington Nationals Pitcher) Gio Gonzalez has issued a denial via Twitter that he has ever been associated with Tony Bosch's shuttered Coral Gables clinic, Biogenesis. Here's what Gio Gonzalez had to say: "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 substance provided by him. Anything said to the contrary is a lie."
Yet in the records reviewed by New Times, Gonzalez is mentioned five times in Bosch's personal notes; what's more, his dad, Max, confirmed to New Times that records showing him as a current client of the clinic are accurate. Click through for all the records.
Gonzalez's dad, Max, appears on Biogenesis' most recent list of clients, dated last June:
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Reached via the phone number listed on the records (which New Times has redacted, along with the names of other clients not deemed to be newsworthy), Gonzalez confirmed he was a client of Bosch.
"I had high cholesterol and high blood sugar," Max Gonzalez said. "He was giving me medication to help me lose weight."
Max Gonzalez said his son never met Bosch and had no contact with him.
"My son is clean as a whistle," Gonzalez said. "My kid doesn't even fucking rest ... he doesn't cheat, he doesn't agree with any of that stuff."
Pressed on why Gio Gonzalez's name appears repeatedly in Bosch's personal records, Max Gonzalez said he didn't have any explanation.
Here are the mentions of Gio in the Bosch records. All come from Bosch's personal notebook labeled "2012":
Here, he appears just below his father:
Another tally of Gonzalez's stats appear next to a formula for "pink cream":
Here's another mention of Gio and his father, Max:
And finally, another entry with both father and son listed: