SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle Mariners issued the following statement on today's announcement by Major League Baseball that minor league infielder Ji-Man Choi had been suspended for 50 games for a violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program:

The Seattle Mariners are disappointed to learn of today's suspension of AAA infielder Ji-Man Choi. The organization fully supports Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program and its efforts to eliminate performance-enhancing substances from our game. Per the Basic Agreement, the Mariners will have no further comment.