Tuesday, April 20, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Edinson Volquez has been suspended 50 Games

If you saw my earlier post you probably did look around for any updates and an update just came from Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated.
reds pitcher edinson volquez suspended 50 games for PEDs. story up on si.com soon.
Well there you have it, it is quite a shame too because Edinson Volquez had a very big year in 2008. Jon Heyman now has posted his story.  Early reports are saying that Volquez can serve the suspension while on DL. This makes him eligible for return in June when his injury was supposed to keep him out until July. So he loses 50 games pay but he wasn't going to play those 50 games anyways. It is a loophole but I don't really see how they can avoid it but everyone who gets Tommy John Surgery can take PEDs now and know this.

On a related note, keep in mind that Volquez was traded for Josh Hamilton who has a well documented substance abuse history but has not been suspended since he cleaned up and returned to baseball.

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