GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez is going back to the Dominican Republic to obtain his work visa.
Volquez has already been picked to start on opening day for the NL Central champions.
The 27-year-old righty plans to be in the Dominican Republic on Sunday and expects to rejoin the Reds at their Arizona camp on Tuesday.
Volquez only has a travel visa right now. He has not been allowed to pitch in any exhibition games for which admissions were charged. His ban last April for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug apparently has prevented him from getting the proper documentation.