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4/11/2014 5:18 P.M. ET

Major League Baseball Statement

Major League Baseball Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred issued the following statement today regarding comments made by Tony Clark, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association:

"Over the years, I have learned that it is a waste of time to pay attention to anonymous quotes which may or may not be genuine. Given that the regular season is well under way, it is hard to imagine that anonymous comments would have any effect whatsoever on the market for any individual player. There are many other factors that better explain the current situation faced by a very small number of free agents."

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