LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez
has pitched five sharp innings in his first Triple-A start since
having Tommy John surgery last August.
Volquez allowed one run on three hits over five innings for the
Louisville Bats Wednesday. He had one strikeout and no walks
against the Toledo Mud Hens, leaving with a 3-1 lead after throwing
80 pitches, 49 for strikes.
The 26-year-old Volquez was an All-Star in 2008, but hasn't
pitched in the majors since undergoing surgery on his right elbow
nearly 11 months ago.
Volquez recently completed a 50-game suspension for testing
positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Volquez said the
substance was a fertility drug he took to help him and his wife
start a family.