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2/8/2013 2:12 P.M. ET

Major League Baseball statement

          Major League Baseball issued the following statement today regarding comments made by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling:

"At the time of the incident in question in 2008, the Boston Red Sox immediately reported the allegations to Major League Baseball as required by our investigative protocols.  Once the Red Sox reported the matter, Major League Baseball assumed sole responsibility for the investigation.  The Club handled the matter consistent with all MLB rules and requirements and in a manner that was above reproach.

"Major League Baseball thoroughly investigated the allegations and considers the matter closed."

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