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D-backs' Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick issues statement
04/30/2010 4:53 PM ET

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that Managing General Partner Ken Kendrick issued the following statement after the Major League Baseball Players Association put out a statement regarding Senate Bill 1070 earlier today.

"We acknowledge the statement from Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Michael Weiner and share the same concerns of the impact Arizona's immigration law will have on Major League players. However, we believe the federal government should act swiftly to address the immigration issue once and for all. We certainly are well aware of the struggles our state has due to federal inaction on illegal immigration. The fallout of recent state legislation has a direct impact on many of our players, employees and fans in Arizona, not to mention our local businesses, many of which are corporate partners of ours. Unfortunately, this whole situation is sad and disappointing for all of us who are associated with the Arizona Diamondbacks. We remain hopeful that this situation can be resolved in a manner that does not cause harm to our great state."

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