While I was out to lunch with Bryan Hoch and Pete Caldera, Major League Baseball announced the suspension of Cincinnati starter Edinson Volquez for testing position for a performance-enhancing substance. The suspension came after a morning and afternoon of rumors and speculation after news got out that someone was about to be suspended, and that the player in question would be a pretty big name. Apparently there were some rumors that it was either a Yankees or Mets player.
I’m leaving for the ballpark in about 20 minutes, but here’s the whole MLB press release, all two sentences of it.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez has received a 50-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspension of Volquez will be effective tomorrow, April 21, 2010.