Edinson Volquez suspended 50 games

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Edinson Volquez was suspended today by Major League Baseball 50 games for violating the drug use policy. First up here is the official statement from Major League Baseball. My own statement will appear right after that in picture form.

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.