Adrian Beltre reacts to Eric Gagne's PED claims

September, 26, 2012
9/26/12
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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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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 17 68 68
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 68
RA. Beltre 68
OPSA. Beltre .877
WY. Darvish 10
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182