“There’s been a change in personality, a change in attitude,” Braves general manager Frank Wren said. “He is sincerely sorry for everything that happened. I think he’s committed to making amends and making a change.”
Spiezio, in a statement released by the Braves, expressed remorse for his actions.
“I am very embarrassed and sorry for what happened in the offseason,” he said. “I have taken steps, including treatment, to ensure it will not happen again. I have taken full responsibility and I am making restitution to the people I have hurt. I am very appreciative of the second chance I’ve been given. The Braves have made no promises to me, except to give me the opportunity to prove that I have made amends and that I can still perform at this level.”