Offsides: Edinson Volquez's Positive Test

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↵Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez was hit with a 50-game PED suspension. ↵

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↵⇥Volquez said in a statement he received a prescription in the Dominican Republic as part of his treatment to start a family with his wife. He said the drug was banned by MLB - four types of fertility substances are illegal under baseball rules. ↵⇥

↵⇥"As a result, I tested positive when I reported to spring training," he said. "Although I understand that I must accept responsibility for this mistake and have chosen not to challenge my suspension, I want to assure everyone that this was an isolated incident involving my genuine effort to treat a common medical issue." ↵⇥

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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