Detroit Tigers’ shortstop Jhonny Peralta was also caught in the Biogenesis scandal. Like the two before him, Peralta will not appeal the decision and begin serving his suspension immediately.
Peralta released a statement Monday through the Tigers organization:
In spring of 2012, I made a terrible mistake that I deeply regret. I apologize to everyone that I have hurt as a result of my mistake, including my teammates, the Tigers’ organization, the great fans in Detroit, Major League Baseball, and my family. I take full responsibility for my actions, have no excuses for my lapse in judgment and I accept my suspension.
I love the fans, my teammates and this organization and my greatest punishment is knowing that I have let so many good people down. I promise to do everything possible to try and earn back the respect that I have lost.