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Detroit Tigers offer statement regarding Jhonny Peralta

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  • Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta accepts 50 game suspension

    Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta accepts 50 game suspension

    Monday, August 5 2013 7:10 PM EDT2013-08-05 23:10:27 GMT
    More than a dozen Major League Baseball players have been suspended for doping, including the highest paid player in the game and Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
    More than a dozen Major League Baseball players have been suspended for doping, including the highest paid player in the game and Detroit Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta.
  • Jhonny Peralta issues apology and statement of regret

    Jhonny Peralta issues apology and statement of regret

    Monday, August 5 2013 3:20 PM EDT2013-08-05 19:20:30 GMT
    Peralta: In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates...
    Peralta: In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers' organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family.

DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Tigers today issued the following statement regarding the suspension of Jhonny Peralta:

"We recognize the suspension of Jhonny Peralta for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program as a measure taken in the best interest of the game. The Detroit Tigers continue to fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance enhancing drugs from our game. Per the protocol outline by Major League Baseball's collective bargaining agreement, the Tigers' organization will provide no further comment on Peralta's suspension."

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