According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, Reds starting pitcher Edinson Volquez has been suspended 50 games for vilating the MLB policy on PED use.
It is believed Volquez failed the test during spring training. Major League Baseball confirmed the suspension in a press release and said the suspension will take effect April 21.
Volquez was an NL All-Star in 2008, his first year with Cincinnati, and was off to a 4-2 start with a 4.35 ERA for the Reds in 2009 before being shut down with elbow problems. He didn’t pitch after June 1 and underwent Tommy John surgery last August. He is still rehabbing and has not pitched yet this season.
Thankfully, this will end all the ridiculous, mindless and idiotic speculation that has building up since last night in the blogosphere and the airwaves.