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11/27/2012 4:46 PM ET

Phillies Statement on Carlos Ruiz

The Phillies issue the following statement in response to Major League Baseball's suspension of Carlos Ruiz:

"The Phillies fully support Major League Baseball's Drug Program. We are disappointed by the news of this violation of the program.  We will support Carlos in an appropriate manner and move forward to achieve our goal to play championship-caliber baseball in 2013."

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