Gagne claims in his upcoming book that 80 percent of his Dodgers teammates were using performance-enhancing drugs, and it just so happens Beltre played alongside Gagne in Los Angeles from 1999-2004. Beltre says he's not part of the 80 percent, and the third baseman isn't a big fan of how Gagne presented his allegations.
"He should have mentioned names," Beltre said, according to ESPN.com. "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."
Gagne, who was named in the 2007 Mitchell Report and later admitted to using HGH, said that such PED use was enough to ruin his health, tarnish his reputation and throw a shadow over his personal career accomplishments. The new claims will also certainly disgruntle some of his ex-teammates, especially those — like Beltre — who claim to have avoided PEDs while in L.A.
"My French is not too good," Beltre reportedly said, in reference to Gagne's book being written in French. "Everybody has the right to say whatever they say. If they feel the need to write a book about it, what can I say?"
You could say you're angry, Adrian. And chances are, you wouldn't be alone.
Eric Gagne photo (right) via Flickr/rcade