Results tagged ‘ statement ’

Astros statement regarding Singleton

Here is the Astros statement regarding first base prospect Jon Singleton, who said in an Associated Press interview he was a drug addict:

“We applaud Jon for the courage he has shown in tackling this issue head on. He has displayed a great deal of maturity and commitment over the past year and has the full support of the Astros organization. He is on the right track for his baseball career, and, more importantly, for his life. We are very proud of Jon.”

Biggio HOF statement

“Congratulations to Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas. Obviously, I’m disappointed to come that close. I feel for my family, the organization and the fans. Hopefully, next year.”

Clemens statement on passing of Mindy McCready

Roger Clemens met with the media Monday morning in Kissimmee and handed out a typed statement about the passing of country music singer Mindy McCready, who was a former friend of Clemens.

According to reports, McCready was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The statement read:

“Yes, this is sad news.

“I had heard over time that she was trying to get peace and direction in her life.

“The few times that I had met her and her manager/agent they were extremely nice.”

DeShields Jr. releases statement

Delino DeShields Jr., who was arrested early Sunday after being charged driving under the influence of alcohol, minor in possession of alcohol and a traffic violation, released a statement on his Facebook page on Monday:

“I take the responsibility of being a role model seriously and apologize to my fans and community, who continue to support my family and I during this unfortunate incident. I look forward to putting this matter behind me and sincerely appreciate the respect of privacy during this personal matter.”

DeShields Jr., 18, was arrested by the Athens-Clark County Police Department and booked at 1:06 a.m. ET, according to jail computer records obtained by MLB.com. He was released after posting a $2,500 bond for the three offenses — $500 for underage possession and the traffic violation and $1,500 for the DUI, all of which are misdemeanors.

The Astros selected DeShields Jr. with the eighth overall pick in the 2010 Draft and signed him to a $2.15 million bonus.

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