Official Statements From Valdespin and Puello On Accepting Their 50 Game Bans

An article by posted on August 5, 2013

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Both suspended Mets players issued statements a short while ago:

Cesar Puello:

Today, I was notified by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball that I have been suspended for 50 games for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement. Out of respect for the Mets’ organization, my teammates, and my family, I have decided to accept this suspension and not exercise my rights under the Basic Agreement to appeal. I made certain mistakes during the 2012 season and I accept full responsibility for those mistakes. I look forward to regaining the trust and respect of the Mets’ organization, Mets’ fans and my family, and ultimately helping the club win a championship.

Jordany Valdespin:

I have been notified by the Commissioner of Major League Baseball that I have been suspended for 50 games for violation of the Joint Drug Agreement. I have decided to accept this suspension and not exercise my rights under the Basic Agreement to appeal. I made certain errors in judgment during the 2012 season and I accept full responsibility for those errors. I look forward to regaining the trust and respect of the Mets’ organization, Mets’ fans and my family, and look forward to contributing to the Mets in 2014.

Original Post

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Mets minor leaguers Jordany Valdespin and Cesar Puello have each agreed to a 50 game suspension in connection with the Biogenesis scandal.

Wow, the Valdespin suspension comes as a huge and unexpected surprise…

The only positive I take from this is that Puello will show up to camp with this behind him and a whole season of clean testing under his belt. As for Valdespin, I don’t know what to think…

Valdespin is in Triple-A and currently batting .466/.5337/.759 with three home runs and 24 RBI in 67 plate appearances, while Puello is batting .328/.405/.550 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI for the Double-A Binghamton.

Both players are on the Mets 40-man roster.

Also former Mets touted prospect and current Yankees minor leaguer, Fernando Martinez is getting 50 game ban.

The official verdict on all these suspensions will come at 3:00 PM.

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