Phillies team president David Montgomery on Bastardo suspension

The Phillies sent out the following statement from team president David Montgomery after MLB officially announced Antonio Bastardo's 50-game suspension: 

“Obviously, the Phillies are very disappointed to learn of Antonio Bastardo's violation of Major League Baseball's Drug Program. We strongly believe in the Program and look forward to a time when performance enhancing drugs are completely out of baseball. Hopefully the sanctions announced today will bring us closer to that day. We respect the fact that Antonio has acknowledged his serious mistake and accepted his 50-game suspension.”

 

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