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Salas speaks

Rays pitcher Juan Salas just released his first statement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance and receiving a 50-game suspension at part of MLB's joint drug prevention and treatment program.

The statement was just released through the Devil Rays.

"I deeply regret that this situation occured and appreciate the outpouring of support around me. I also regret any distraction or embarrassment that I have caused to my family, my teammates, the Devil Rays organization and the fans. I remain fully committed to the Devil Rays organization and to the game I love."

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:31am]


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