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Chris Volstad | Relief Pitcher | #66

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (16) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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White Sox sent RHP Chris Volstad outright to Triple-A Charlotte.
Volstad will become a minor league free agent in November. The well-traveled 31-year-old right-hander holds a 4.92 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 725 career innings at the major league level. Oct 4 - 2:49 PM

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Chris Volstad yielded three runs over six innings in a loss to the Indians on Sunday.

He gave up three hits and walked four while striking out a pair. Volstad settled down after giving up three runs in the first inning, but that was enough to put him in line for the loss. Best known for his time with the Marlins, 31-year-old has made a couple of starts for the White Sox as a September-call up — his first starts in the majors since 2012 with the Cubs — but he’s organizational depth at this point in his career.
Oct 1 - 6:41 PM

Chris Volstad will start Sunday's regular-season finale versus the Indians.

The nod would have gone to James Shields, but he has been shut down for the year with discomfort in both of his knees. Volstad holds a 1.08 ERA and 0.84 WHIP over 8 1/3 innings of relief this season with Chicago, but the 31-year-old right-hander is not a recommended fantasy streaming option because he probably won't last very long in the game.
Sep 26 - 5:29 PM

Chris Volstad will start Tuesday against the Angels in place of Carson Fulmer (blister).

Volstad allowed one run over 4 1/3 innings in relief of Fulmer last week. It will be the right-hander's first start in the majors since 2012. He can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
Sep 25 - 5:28 PM

Chris Volstad did a tremendous job out of the bullpen on Thursday, allowing just one run over 4 1/3 innings in a victory over the Astros.

Volstad was thrust into emergency action when Carson Fulmer was removed with one out in the first inning and the veteran right-hander responded admirably. He allowed three hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out two. The only blemish on his night was a solo shot by Brian McCann in the third inning. He'll continue to function in a long relief role for the White Sox down the stretch.
Sep 21 - 11:31 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Chris Volstad from Triple-A Charlotte.

Volstad, who turns 31 later this month, held a 5.57 ERA over 27 appearances -- 18 starts -- for Charlotte this season. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2015 and figures to operate in a mop-up role for the White Sox.
Sep 8 - 2:27 PM

White Sox re-signed RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract.

The 30-year-old hurler spent the entire 2016 season at Triple-A Charlotte where he registered a 4.79 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 84/34 K/BB ratio over 176 2/3 innings. He'll continue to provide organizational rotation depth for the White Sox.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 01:40:00 PM

Braves released RHP Chris Volstad.

The 29-year-old hurler hoped to have a shot at winning a job in the Braves starting rotation this spring, but he struggled badly in his limited opportunities. He'll look to catch on elsewhere.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 02:58:00 PM

Braves signed RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Volstad made one relief appearance with the Pirates this season but spent almost all of the year at Triple-A Indianapolis, posting a 3.18 ERA but with just 97 strikeouts over 155 2/3 frames. He's merely a depth addition.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 12:45:00 PM

Pirates sent RHP Chris Volstad outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Volstad had been designated for assignment after a two-inning scoreless appearance with the big club. He returns to a 3.43 ERA at Indy.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 09:23:00 AM

Pirates designated RHP Chris Volstad for assignment.

Volstad went two scoreless innings in his lone appearance for the Pirates. He's likely to clear waivers.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Pirates purchased the contract of RHP Chris Volstad from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Volstad has put up a 3.43 ERA and 1.36 WHIP over 76 innings for Indy this season. He'll be used in long relief.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Pirates signed RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Volstad struggled mightily both at Triple-A for the Angels (6.18 ERA) and in Korea (6.21 ERA) last season. That said, he's still just 28 and isn't a bad guy to have around for depth purposes. Expect him to be part of the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register confirms that Chris Volstad is expected to be released by the Angels so that he can pitch in Korea.

Dan Kurtz of reported earlier this week that Volstad is close to signing with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization. The 27-year-old signed a minor league deal with the Angels in November after spending the 2013 season in the Rockies' organization.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 05:46:00 PM

Chris Volstad is close to signing with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball Organization, according to Dan Kurtz of

Volstad signed a minor league contract with the Angels in November, but he has apparently found a more appealing opportunity oversees. The 27-year-old right-hander only threw 8 1/3 innings at the major league level this past season with the Rockies and had a 4.58 ERA over 127 2/3 innings in Triple-A.
Wed, Dec 25, 2013 01:10:00 PM

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