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Reds' Volquez suspended for 50 games

Posted on: April 20, 2010 3:04 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2010 3:31 pm
 
Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez has been suspended for 50 games for violating baseball's drug policy.

Volquez is on the disabled list, after Tommy John surgery last Aug. 3, and wasn't expected to be able to pitch until the middle of this season, at the earliest. Since his suspension begins tomorrow, he will serve most or all of it while he remains on the DL. While it will cost him money (about $130,000), as drug suspensions are without pay, it won't actually cost the Reds a player.

The 26-year-old Volquez was a 17-game winner in 2008, after coming to the Reds from the Rangers in a trade for Josh Hamilton. He's talented enough that one scout said this spring that the Reds would have been the favorites to win the National League Central, had Volquez been healthy.

Volquez is the first major league player suspended under the drug policy this season.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 20, 2012 2:03 pm
 

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Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 24, 2011 2:54 am
 

Reds' Volquez suspended for 50 games

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Reds' Volquez suspended for 50 games




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Posted on: October 13, 2011 1:55 am
 

Reds' Volquez suspended for 50 games

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Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2010 6:40 pm
 

Reds' Volquez suspended for 50 games

Yes, but if they did that, they would be playing each of those games with only 24 players.  Allowing a player on the DL to serve a suspension still penalizes the player, but  not the team.  This is unfair to other teams that are penalized (rightly so) by actually missing a player.



Since: Jun 21, 2009
Posted on: April 20, 2010 4:12 pm
 

Reds' Volquez suspended for 50 games

 

I'm sorry spartacus, I wrote "steroids policy", but should have wrote PED policy. Either way, I think those who read it got my point.

No worries, mate. I actually was replying to another post referencing steroids and 'Common Sense'. Steroids could in fact be involved, but way too often in this forum people shout 'Roids' without any evidence.


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