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Volquez suspended 50 games

Updated: April 20, 2010, 7:48 PM ET
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CINCINNATI -- Former All-Star pitcher Edinson Volquez was suspended 50 games Tuesday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug, a punishment that will cost him money but won't hurt the Cincinnati Reds' rotation.

The 26-year-old right-hander is recovering from reconstructive elbow surgery and isn't expected to rejoin the Reds until midseason at the earliest. He can serve the suspension from Major League Baseball while continuing his rehabilitation.

Volquez, who was ...

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