Edinson Volquez Gets 50-Game PED Suspension

Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez has been suspended 50 games for using PEDs, reports SI's Jon Heyman.  Volquez is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery; he had the procedure on August 3rd of last year.  Even with the 50 games off, Volquez will be able to serve the suspension while on the DL – it begins tomorrow.  His service time will not be affected, and he'll still be arbitration-eligible after the season.

Volquez released a statement on the matter, saying he received medication in the Dominican Republic prescribed to help with fertility.


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