Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dusty's players keep cheating.

Edinson Volquez, who is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery, was has been issued a suspension today by major league baseball for a PED violation.

Another in a long list of players who, while being managed by Dusty Baker, have either tested positive for or have been suspected of using performance enhancers.

According to Major League Baseball, the suspension will take place immediately, and will basically act as a fine of almost 1/3 of his 2010 salary...as he is currently on the 60 day disabled list for the Reds.  Volquez isn't expected to return until the second half of the season. 

A little history on the kid:

The Reds acquired Volquez in a trade with Texas for Josh Hamilton before the 2008 season.  Volquez quickly burst onto the scene in Cincinnati that year going 17-6 with a 3.21 ERA (which happens to be the first year Dusty managed the Reds).