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8/5/2013 3:35 P.M. ET

Astros statement regarding suspension of minor league pitcher

The Houston Astros have issued the following statement regarding the suspension of minor league pitcher Sergio Escalona:

 "We were disappointed to learn of the involvement of Sergio Escalona in relation to this matter for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. We fully support Major League Baseball's policy and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game. Per the protocol outlined in the Joint Drug Program, the Astros will not comment further on this matter."

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