Shocking news from Yorba Linda today, former and current Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Eric Gagne told the LA Times that he used HGH in the past. This is a stunning development for anyone who didn’t see the Mitchell Report, doesn’t look at baseball stats, and/or doesn’t watch baseball.
“I did,” Gagne answered to columnist T.J Simer’s question about whether he used HGH.
“I hate to talk about it. It just doesn’t do anyone any good. But I thought it would help me get better when I hurt my knee. I just don’t want that to sound as an excuse.
“I’m so ashamed. It wasn’t smart. If I knew what I know now. . . . I didn’t need it. I regret it so much, just now maybe getting over the guilt. It was stupid.”
More shocking than this is that he says he’d be willing to take a Minor League assignment if he didn’t make the MLB club. He has a clause in his contract that makes him a free agent if he doesn’t make the Dodgers.
“I was in the Can-Am League,” said Gagne of his whereabouts last season. “Triple A will be like the big leagues.”