Statement Regarding Ervin Santana

Ft. Myers, FL - The Minnesota Twins issued the following statement on today's announcement by Major League Baseball that right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana has been suspended for 80 games for a violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

"We were disappointed to learn of the suspension of Ervin Santana 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 Minnesota Twins will not comment further on this matter."