Adrian Beltre reacts to Eric Gagne's PED claims

September, 26, 2012
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- 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.

Gagne, whose book is in French and titled: "Game Over: The Story of Eric Gagne," admitted using human growth hormone over five cycles in a three-year period toward the end of his career.

"He should have mentioned names," Beltre said. "I know for sure I'm not one of them. I haven't read the book. I'm not interested in it. He should have come up with names instead of a percentage."

Beltre, who was teammates with Gagne when the pitcher won the Cy Young in 2003, said he doesn't have any interest in reading the book, especially when informed it's in French.

"My French is not too good," Beltre said. "Everybody has the right to say whatever they say. If they feel the need to write a book about it, what can I say?"

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Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.325 14 54 52
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 14
RBIA. Beltre 54
RE. Andrus 53
OPSA. Beltre .881
WY. Darvish 9
ERAY. Darvish 2.92
SOY. Darvish 159