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11/27/2012 12:29 P.M. ET

Statement from Carlos Ruiz

Catcher suspended 25 games for prohibited stimulant use

The Major League Baseball Players Association has released the following statement on behalf of Carlos Ruiz.

English:

"I am sincerely regretful for my mistake in taking a prohibited stimulant. I apologize to my teammates, the Phillies organization and the Philadelphia fans. I will serve the imposed 25-game suspension to begin the season, and I look forward to returning to the field and working toward bringing a championship back to Philadelphia in 2013."

Spanish:

"Estoy sinceramente arrepentido por el error que cometí al tomar un medicamento prohibido. Quiero disculparme con mis compañeros de equipo, la organización de los Phillies y todos los fanaticos de Philadelphia y del beisbol. Voy a cumplir con la suspensión de 25 juegos que me han impuestos a principio de la temporada y estaré ansioso de volver al campo a fin de trabajar duro para lograr un nuevo campeonato para Philadelphia en el 2013."

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