Despite the PED allegation surrounding him, Gio Gonzalez will pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Gonzalez had a fantastic year last season and was asked to participate by Joe Torre himself.
According to Team USA's twitter account, Gonzalez has accepted the invitation.
BREAKING: @nationals SP Gio Gonzalez has accepted invitation to play for #TeamUSA in the @wbcbaseball. Welcome @giogonzalez47.
— USABaseball (@USABaseball) February 9, 2013
As the Washington Nationals took the American League East by storm, Gonzalez stepped up as an ace to compliment Stephen Strasburg in the rotation. Gonzalez went 21-8 with a 2.89 ERA last season. He finished third in National League Cy Young voting and earned a trip to the All-Star Game.
Gonzalez was recently linked to the PED scandal at Biogenesis in Miami. Gonzalez's name appeared in the ledgers among those linked to the clinic's PED distribution.