Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Reds Pitcher Suspended
Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez was suspended for 50 games of the 2010-2011 season. Volquez didn't test positive for steroids but for another performance enhancing drug. He is the first player to be suspended this season. Volquez addressed the media saying that the drug in his system was to help him recover from an injury. That the drug was prescribed to him from is doctor in the Dominican Republic. I think that the test should be redone to see what exactly was in Volquez system. the MLB should jump to conclusion and say he was using steroids. Volquez didn't even get a chance to pitch a game yet this season. For a player in their prime a suspension for almost half the season can be tough for their conditioning and overall playing when they return. With all the steroid use in the MLB they are really cracking down on all the players. All players have to take a drug test twice a year. These tests look for all drugs and for certain performance enhancing drugs. Also besides for the two mandatory test if a player is suspected of using steroids he is forced to take a drug test.