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Eric Gagne: 80% of Dodgers teammates used PEDs

Former Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne writes in his recently-released autobiography that 80 percent of his teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Former closer Eric Gagne alleges in his recently-released autobiography that 80 percent of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs, reports Mark Simon of ESPN:

"I was intimately aware of the clubhouse in which I lived. I would say that 80 percent of the Dodgers players were consuming them," Gagne says in the book.

While Gagne does not provide names of specific players that used PED’s, he played with teammates such as Eric Karros, Adrian Beltre, Gary Sheffield, Raul Mondesi, Shawn Green, Paul Lo Duca, Marquis Grissom, Brian Jordan, Fred McGriff, Jayson Werth, Kevin Brown, Chan Ho Park and Orel Hershiser over his eight seasons with the Dodgers from 1999-2006.

During his time with LA, Gagne was a three-time All-Star and won the National League Cy Young award in 2003 when he was able to convert all 55 of his save opportunities and post an ERA of 1.20. Over eight seasons with the club, the right-hander maintained an ERA of 3.27.

Gagne first admitted that he had used performance-enhancing drugs in 2010. He last pitched in at the major league level in 2008.