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Will Nats' Gonzalez Pass the Test?

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VIERA, Fla. — The baseball public isn’t going to be convinced whether Gio Gonzalez of the Washington Nationals is clean or dirty for quite some time. And they probably shouldn’t be. In a sport riddled with performance-enhancing drugs for 25 years, suspicion is endemic and inevitable. “It’s not fair,” Nats Manager Davey Johnson says, “but that’s reality in this day and time.”

The Nats organization, however, seems far closer to its own provisional conclusion. Through circumstantial evidence, MLB back channels and their own observation of players who’ve been PED users, they believe Gonzalez will end up in the clear.

Fans will wait until they find out whether Gonzalez passed his surprise out-of-season drug test...

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