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UPDATE: Edinson Volquez suspended for PEDs

Apr 20, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

Edison Volquez 2.jpgUPDATE IIISports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman reports the identity of the PED positive: It’s Edinson Volquez of the Cincinnati Reds.  Volquez will be suspended for 50 games. Of course, he’s already out at least until the fall recovering from Tommy John surgery.

UPDATE II:  I have learned that the player to be suspended is a National League pitcher.

I have
learned that the PED suspension is NOT a New York player.

10:28 A.M. Baseball Prospectus’ Will Carroll tweeted this first yesterday afternoon, and I have since confirmed it with a baseball source: a major league player is going to be suspended for a PED violation, possible as early as this week.

I could not confirm the player’s identity, but my source tells me that it’s a “semi-big” name, though not a “huge” name.  I imagine that, once the name is revealed, we’ll have more fun arguing about what being a “semi-big” player truly means than we will wondering why he was not a bigger name despite taking PEDs.

Updates as they come . . .

  1. HubieMac39 - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Barry Zito
    Heath Bell

  2. Gigantic Phil - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    My money is on either Penny or Ricky Nolasco.

  3. Utley's hair - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    An NL pitcher…hmm…it’s gotta be Felipe Lopez or Joe Mather. Or maybe Ryan Franklin fell off the wagon.

  4. Matt - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    take the NL pitcher w/ a grain of salt,via rob neyer of ESPN,could be anyone

  5. brandon - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    It is Bronson Arroyo. Chalk it up.

  6. Wade - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    I am a reds fan, maybe volquez? He has been making a pretty fast recovery from his tommy john surgery….

  7. harry - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Why is everyone guessing starters? I’m gonna say it’s Carlos Marmol. How else do you explain that massive a fluctuation?

  8. ryan - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    it is Barry Zito

  9. Logan - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Vicente Padilla, mark it down

  10. JaymzL - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    I’m guessing Wandy or U-Ball

  11. Greg - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Aaron Harang

  12. cody - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Its got to be a Cardinals pitcher with Tony Lajuica’s track record of roid abusers. My guess someone like Kyle Lohse

  13. D - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    I’ll say either Brett Myers or Wandy.

  14. Erin - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    How about JA Happ? Isn’t he “injured” now anyway?

  15. BobCRS - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Tired of all these stories…first the fact that its PED’s again…second the poor “reporting” that essentially tells us nothing but puts all players under sucpicion. Why do we need this Perez Hilton gossip junk…Report the news when it happens instead of the “tune in later” for the really story…sheesh.

  16. Noah - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Cole Hamels.

  17. paul - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Wainwright or Capenter

  18. GDub - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    I think your safe, bro. The post for Update II says that it’s a National League pitcher. Indians are, uuuuuhhhhhh, hmmmmmmmm…….American League.

  19. david - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Carlos Zambrano

  20. phillies10 - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    he said it was a national league pitcher!

  21. Mac - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Brian Wilson.

  22. SabathiaWouldBeGoodAtTheEighthToo - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    sleeper pick: Russ Ortiz

  23. phillies10 - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    he said it was a national league pitcher! im going with zambrano!

  24. frankie d - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    Arroyo kind of makes sense, except that he’s not even really a “semi-big name”.
    I’m going to guess Brandon Webb.

  25. Steve - Apr 20, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    “Semi-big” player. Whew! My Pirates are safe.

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