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11/07/2012 3:19 PM ET

Padres statement regarding suspension of Yasmani Grandal

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres issued the following statement regarding the 50-game suspension of catcher Yasmani Grandal for testing positive for a substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s drug policy.

"We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Yasmani Grandal for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention & Treatment Program. We fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game.  Per the protocol outlined by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, we will not comment further on this matter.”

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