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Vasquez's Long Wait

Vasquez will be unavailable for the next 50 games

He's not Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, or Rafeal Palmiero. For that matter, Sendy Vasquez is not a name that many Tigers fans in general are familiar with. However, the 24-year old pitching prospect has become a part of the ever-present steroid cloud that looms over baseball and will be sitting out 50 games as a result of testing positive for a performance enhancing substance.

Actions such as this typically tarnish the remainder of an individual player's career; what many fans don't realize are the multiple implications such an act places on an organization as well. Nevertheless, Tigers fans should examine the situation and give Sendy a second chance. Sendy Vasquez made his minor league debut at the age of 21 after Detroit signed him in 2003 as an undrafted free agent...

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