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Chris Volstad | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 232
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 12 - 2:58 PM

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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 MyKBO.net 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 MyKBO.net.

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

Angels signed RHP Chris Volstad to a minor league contract.

MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez broke the news. Volstad will receive an invite to spring training. It looks like a nice landing spot for the towering 27-year-old right-hander, as Los Angeles is thin in the rotation and became more so when they declined to tender Jason Vargas a qualifying offer. Volstad was pounded for 10 runs over 8 1/3 innings at the big league level this year and logged a 4.58 ERA across 127 2/3 frames at Triple-A. Volstad, selected with the No. 16 pick by the Marlins in the 2005 draft, owns a career 4.94 ERA and a 442/248 K/BB ratio over 703 2/3 career MLB innings.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 03:11:00 PM

Chris Volstad has elected free agency.

Volstad was pounded for 10 runs over 8 1/3 innings at the big league level this year and didn't pitch well at Triple-A, either, holding a 4.58 mark across 127 2/3 frames. He'll be in search for a non-roster invite to spring training.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Rockies sent RHP Chris Volstad outright to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Volstad had been designated for assignment last week but has cleared waivers and accepted a minor league assignment. He could get another shot later this summer.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 01:01:00 PM

Rockies designated RHP Chris Volstad for assignment.

Volstad posted a 4.97 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 47 innings this season with the Rockies' Triple-A affiliate based in Colorado Springs. The tall 26-year-old right-hander should find interest from other teams on waivers.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Chris Volstad to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Volstad allowed four runs over two innings in his latest stint with the big club. Logan Kensing has replaced him in the bullpen.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 01:55:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Chris Volstad from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Volstad posted an 8.53 ERA over four appearances earlier this season for the Rockies and held a 5.31 mark over 40 2/3 frames at Triple-A. The Rockies want to add some length to the bullpen, though, making Volstad a logical choice.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 07:59:00 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Chris Volstad to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Volstad made the Opening Day roster after a strong spring, but he owns an ugly 8.53 ERA through his first 6 1/3 innings this season. The Rockies have added left-hander Josh Outman to their bullpen in a corresponding roster move.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 06:08:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Anthony Recker
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Sean Rodriguez
2Jace Peterson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Bartolo Colon
5Jaime Garcia
6Aaron Blair
7Matt Wisler
8Williams Perez
9Tyrell Jenkins
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Jose Ramirez
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Shae Simmons
9Paco Rodriguez
10Daniel Winkler
11Josh Collmenter
12Jordan Walden
13Sam Freeman