• Gagne says '80 percent' of Dodgers used HGH

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Sep 27, 2012
    Gagne first admitted publicly to using HGH in 2010. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them," Gagne says in the book. Gagne signed a minor league deal with the Dodgers in 2010, but was released during spring training and hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2008. "It was sufficient to ruin my health, tarnish my reputation and throw a shadow over the extraordinary performances of my career," Gagne says in the French-language book, titled "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne." Gagne, who set a major league record while converting 84 consecutive save chances, admits that he used human growth hormone over five cycles in a three-year period toward the end of his career. Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura finished his 16-year career with the Dodgers in 2003-04, playing in a total of 151 games. Beltre finished second in the National League MVP race in 2004 before signing a free-agent contract with the Mariners after the season.
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      Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said former teammate Eric Gagne should have named names when he alleged that 80 percent of his Los Angeles Dodger teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs in a new biography.
      Source: ESPN.com
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      "I knew I had the mental attitude to be a closer, it was just a matter of doing it in the major leagues." That was Eric Gagne after he won the 2003 Cy Young Award, following a perfect season in which he converted all 55 save opportunities and …
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