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11/7/2012 11:05 A.M. ET

Statement from Yasmani Grandal

Padres catcher suspended 50 games for positive drug test

The Major League Baseball Players Association has released the following statement on behalf of Yasmani Grandal:

"I apologize to the fans, my teammates, and to the San Diego Padres. I was disappointed to learn of my positive test and under the Joint Drug Program I am responsible for what I put into my body. I must accept responsibility for my actions and serve my suspension."

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