Originally written February 22, 2012 on All Things Rockies:
SCOTTSDALE — After becoming the latest Rockies’ player to be suspended, minor-league pitcher Joe Torres offered an explanation and apology following his positive test for amphetamines. Torres reached out to The Denver Post today, providing the following statement. “Although my positive test was for a prescribed medication for a personal matter that I have been diagnosed for I would like to apologize to the Rockies organization, my family and any others that may have been affected by this. The Rockies organization does an excellent job educating players on the Drug Prevention Program and I take full responsibility for my part in this situation. I can assure everyone that even though this medication falls under the “PED” category I have never used it for such. This positive test does not reflect the person I am and what I stand for. I have a strong love and utmost respect for the game and would never cheat it. As embarrassing and difficult this has been for me, my focus is to move fo...
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