09/14/2011 5:32 PM ET
Statement of Eliezer Alfonzo and MLBPA on Alfonzo's suspension for violating MLB's drug policy
Statement of Eliezer Alfonzo:
"I am surprised by this positive test. I learned my lesson in 2008 and have not taken any prohibited substances since then. With the Union's help, I intend to fight this suspension and look forward to appearing before the arbitrator in the near future."
Statement of MLBPA:
"The Major League Baseball Players Association will do its best to preserve and protect the rights granted to Eliezer under the terms of the Joint Drug Agreement, and, in accordance with the provisions of that Agreement, the Union has no further comment at this time."