Statement from the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs today issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by Major League Baseball that pitcher Oscar De La Cruz has been suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

July 6th, 2018

The Chicago Cubs today issued the following statement regarding today's announcement by Major League Baseball that pitcher Oscar De La Cruz has been suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. 

"We are disappointed to learn today that Oscar De La Cruz has violated Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The Cubs fully support the Program and its efforts to remove performance enhancing drugs from the game. We also expect Oscar to learn from this experience and will support him on his journey back. Per Program protocol, the Cubs will not comment further on this matter."