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Statement from San Diego Padres CEO Sandy Alderson
12/13/2007 8:39 PM ET
"We are pleased that Senator Mitchell's investigation into the use of performance-enhancing substances in Major League Baseball is now complete and his report has been issued.

"We appreciate and have always supported the Senator's thorough review of this illegal usage in baseball. We also embrace his recommendations to improve an already strong MLB and Players Association Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Going forward, we will continue to cooperate with the Office of the Commissioner to help ensure against the recurrence of any similar threat to the integrity of baseball in the future.

"We also hope that Senator Mitchell's report provides an opportunity for all who love baseball to refocus their attention, with the greatest confidence possible, to the game on the field."

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