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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
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Edinson Volquez delivered a strong performance in a no-decision against the Mets in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, allowing just two runs on two hits over his six frames.
Volquez struck out five and walked five on the night. Considering he was pitching with a heavy heart after the death of his father shortly after his start in Game 1 of the series, the Royals couldn't have asked for much more out of him. He now owns a 4.08 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 23/18 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings this postseason. Nov 2 - 12:35 AM

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Edinson Volquez is expected to rejoin the Royals on Saturday prior to Game 4 of the World Series.

Volquez is still in the Dominican Republic with his family after the death of his father shortly after his start in Game 1. He'll take the ball in Game 5 of the series on Sunday if necessary.
Oct 30 - 7:16 PM

Yordano Ventura told ESPN's Pedro Gomez that Edinson Volquez is planning to rejoin the Royals in time for Game 3 of the World Series.

Volquez left for the Dominican Republic shortly after his Game 1 start to be with family following the death of his father. His presence likely won't be needed until Game 5, when he's slated to start next. Game 3 is Friday in New York.
Oct 29 - 4:11 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost indicated that Edinson Volquez will start in Game 5 of the World Series.

Volquez tossed a quality start in Game 1 on Tuesday, surrendering three runs across six innings. He wouldn't qualify for a decision, as the Royals were unable to pull out the victory until the 14th frame. The 32-year-old right-hander is currently out of the country for his father's funeral, but he should return to the States in time for his scheduled start in New York.
Oct 28 - 4:49 PM

Edinson Volquez left the Royals on Wednesday to travel to the Dominican Republic following his father's death.

Volquez was told about his father's death after pitching six innings in Game 1 of the World Series against the Mets on Tuesday. He's expected to return to the team when the series shifts to New York this weekend.
Oct 28 - 1:10 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed three runs over six frames and took a no-decision in Tuesday's 5-4 World Series Game 1 win over the Mets.

Pitching on the same day his father passed away, Volquez had to escape a jam in the third inning and then yielded an RBI single in the fourth, a solo homer in the fifth and a sac fly in the sixth. He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out three on the night. Kelvin Herrera allowed an unearned run in the eighth when the Mets took a lead on an Eric Hosmer error, but the bullpen then fired six straight scoreless frames before the Kansas City offense finally scratched across a run in the 14th. Volquez is in line to start Game 5 on the road, assuming there is one.
Oct 28 - 2:00 AM

Edinson Volquez will start Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night against the Mets.

Johnny Cueto will start Game 2, Yordano Ventura will start Game 3, and Chris Young is lined up for Game 4. Volquez has been the Royals' most consistent starting pitcher all year, though he struggled in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Blue Jays. Matt Harvey is starting Game 1 of the World Series for the Mets.
Oct 26 - 2:15 PM

Edinson Volquez struggled through Wednesday's 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, surrendering five runs on three hits over five-plus innings.

Volquez fired six scoreless innings to lead the Royals to a Game 1 victory, but he couldn't find that kind of success in Wednesday's loss. The 32-year-old right-hander served up a solo homer to Chris Colabello in the second inning for the first run of the game, but it was the start of the sixth inning where the proceedings truly fell apart. In that frame, Volquez walked Ben Revere, hit Josh Donaldson with a pitch, walked Jose Bautista and then walked in a run when he issued a free pass to Edwin Encarnacion. The Royals' starter was subsequently pulled from the contest only to see Troy Tulowitzki hit a bases-clearing double off reliever Kelvin Herrera. The series now moves to Game 6.
Oct 21 - 7:09 PM

Edinson Volquez fired six scoreless innings against the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday, leading the Royals to victory.

The right-hander struck out five on the evening while issuing four free passes. The Blue Jays certainly had their chances to rally, but Volquez was always able to bear down and make key pitches when he needed to, most notably fanning Troy Tulowitzki with two men on in his final frame. He'll look to replicate this fine performance when he takes the ball again in Game 5 of the series.
Oct 16 - 11:23 PM

Royals pitching coach Dave Eiland said late Wednesday that right-hander Edinson Volquez will start Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night against the Blue Jays.

Yordano Ventura pitched in Game 4 of the ALDS on Monday versus the Astros and Johnny Cueto handled Game 5 on Wednesday, so this decision was easy math for the Kansas City coaching staff. Volquez allowed three earned runs on five hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings in his one start in the Division Series. He'll have to be at his very best Friday against the quick-strike Toronto offense.
Oct 15 - 9:25 AM

Edinson Volquez racked up eight strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings against the Astros in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday.

He wound up on the losing end of the decision though, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks. After looking nearly untouchable through four shutout innings, the Astros finally broke through in the fifth when Jason Castro delivered a two-run single. Carlos Gomez added on an RBI single in the sixth, finishing the damage against the right-hander.
Oct 11 - 7:32 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed one run over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the White Sox.

Volquez will head into the postseason with a 13-9 record, a 3.58 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. His ERA rose steadily throughout the season, particularly in September, but he did manage to finish up with three straight quality starts.
Oct 1 - 12:23 AM

Edinson Volquez took the loss Friday against the Indians after giving up three runs over six innings.

Volquez held the Indians to just four hits, but home runs from Jose Ramirez and Abraham Almonte came back to bite him. The veteran right-hander struck out seven and walked a pair in the loss and now sits at 13-9 with a 3.65 ERA on the year. He'll try to gear up for the postseason next week when he faces the White Sox.
Sep 25 - 11:48 PM

Edinson Volquez supplied the Royals with a quality start in a Saturday no-decision against the Tigers, surrendering three runs on seven hits over six innings.

Volquez struck out six, but his wild side showed in the four free passes he handed out over his six innings of work. He served up a two-run single to Miguel Cabrera in the third inning and a sacrifice fly to Victor Martinez in the fifth, but otherwise managed to limit the damage. While he will struggle with occasional bouts of walk-happiness, he's been an integral cog in the Royal machine throughout the season with his 3.62 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 140/67 K/BB ratio across 186 1/3 innings. A home start against the Indians shows next on his schedule.
Sep 19 - 11:23 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed four runs over five innings, taking the loss on Monday facing the Indians.

The Indians scored exactly once in the first, third, fourth, and fifth innings. Two of the runs came via home run. Volquez, overall, gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out four. The right-hander has been much more hittable over the last month-plus, but still carries a solid 3.59 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP and a 134/63 K/BB ratio over 180 1/3 innings. Volquez has a date with the Tigers in Detroit next.
Sep 14 - 10:51 PM

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3B1Mike Moustakas
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S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
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4Kris Medlen
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