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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Edinson Volquez allowed two runs over seven innings in defeating the Brewers on Thursday.
Volquez had an ugly spring, but this makes three strong starts in a row for him to start the year. He actually threw just 77 pitches tonight, which is remarkable efficient for him. His GB/FB ratio was just average, but staying away from the walks (one) and homers (none) was enough for him to hold down the righty-dominated Brewers lineup for the second time in six days. Apr 17 - 10:45 PM

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Edinson Volquez held the Brewers to two runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision.

The Pirates lost the game 3-2. It was another solid outing from Volquez, who limited the Cardinals to one earned run over 5 2/3 innings last week in his first start of the 2014 regular season. It's early of course, but the right-hander is looking like a sneaky-good offseason pickup for the Pirates at one year, $5 million.
Apr 12 - 10:16 PM

Edinson Volquez limited the Cardinals to one earned run over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in the Pirates' 2-1 win.

Volquez probably could have gone longer -- he was pulled at 81 pitches -- but Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided not to press his luck. The right-hander had a flat fastball but good-looking breaking stuff and the struggling St. Louis lineup managed just three hits. Volquez is not a good fantasy bet this season, despite his impressive-seeming regular-season debut Sunday against a division-rival.
Apr 6 - 4:22 PM

Edinson Volquez will make his next start in extended spring training.

Volquez was originally scheduled to start on Wednesday against the Twins, but the Pirates have changed plans. The veteran right-hander has really struggled this spring, but he remains on track to make his first regular season start on April 6 against the Cardinals.
Mar 25 - 10:32 AM

Edinson Volquez will not make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Twins.

No word yet on the reason for the change. Brandon Cumpton will start in his place.
Mar 25 - 10:11 AM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington indicated Sunday that Edinson Volquez will be part of the team's rotation in spite of his struggles this spring.

Volquez has allowed 13 runs -- 11 earned -- while walking five batters in nine innings this spring, but the Pirates evidently aren't overly concerned with the results. With Volquez virtually assured of a starting job, that means Jeff Locke will likely be in the bullpen or possibly at Triple-A. Volquez can't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Mar 16 - 11:19 AM

Edinson Volquez yielded four runs -- two earned -- and five hits in 3 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

That's improvement, sadly enough. The Pirates want Volquez in their rotation, but they can't stick him there if he doesn't make significant progress over the next two weeks. He's allowed 13 runs -- 11 earned -- with an 8/5 K/BB ratio in nine innings this spring.
Mar 15 - 5:04 PM

Edinson Volquez was lit up for six runs in 2 2/3 innings by the Orioles on Sunday.

The Pirates have Volquez $5 million in December, so it's not as if they can just move on if he struggles all spring. However, based on the way he's pitched this last year, he's no better than their sixth or seventh starter. He's surrendered nine runs in 5 2/3 innings this spring.
Mar 9 - 4:36 PM

Pirates signed RHP Edinson Volquez to a one-year, $5 million contract.

The Pirates have had a knack for taking pitchers off the scrap heap and getting useful innings out of them, but Volquez was pretty terrible in 2013. He should be assured of a spot in the Pirates rotation and makes for an interesting flyer in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 08:28:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have signed Edinson Volquez to a one-year, $5 million contract, pending a physical.

Ray Searage's latest reclamation project, Volquez posted an ugly 5.71 ERA and 142/77 K/BB ratio over 170 1/3 innings this past season with the Padres and Dodgers. His control will likely always be an issue, but we wouldn't rule out a return to fantasy relevancy.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 05:04:00 PM

The Dodgers have added Edinson Volquez and Carlos Marmol to their NLCS roster.

They're taking the spots of Paco Rodriguez and Chris Capuno. Volquez's addition makes sense, as he offers protection for Ricky Nolasco (19 runs over his last 12 regular season innings) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (injury concerns). However, if either pitcher has to play a big role during the NLCS, the Dodgers are in trouble.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Edinson Volquez yielded two runs in five innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Giants.

Volquez is eligible for the Dodgers' postseason roster, and he's made a bit of a case by giving up three runs or fewer in four straight starts. Still, it seems like a long shot that he'll be included. He's 0-2 with a 4.18 ERA for the Dodgers after going 9-10 with a 6.01 ERA for San Diego.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 01:46:00 AM

Edinson Volquez took a loss to the Padres after allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 6 1/3 innings Friday.

Volquez was effective against his old team, but there was no run support to be had with the Dodgers trotting out their 'C' team. Volquez will probably get another start next week as the Dodgers set things up for October.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 01:59:00 AM

Edinson Volquez is expected to start on Friday against the Padres despite a blister on his right thumb.

Volquez has had the blister issue off and on this season, but it feels better after treatment and a covering of artificial skin. He holds a 5.40 ERA over 16 2/3 innings since joining the Dodgers.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 11:10:00 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched fairly well in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday, allowing three runs on five hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

Volquez whiffed seven in the ballgame, and perhaps the most surprising factor is that he didn’t issue a walk. He cruised through most of the Giants lineup without issue all afternoon, but Hunter Pence socked a pair of home runs against him and plated all three runs. With Chris Capuano hurting, Volquez is expected to remain in the Dodgers rotation, and will get the ball again on Friday to take on the Padres in San Diego.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 07:35:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Chris Stewart
3Tony Sanchez
1B1Travis Ishikawa
2Ike Davis
3Gaby Sanchez
2B1Neil Walker
2Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Clint Barmes
3B1Pedro Alvarez
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Jose Tabata
2Travis Snider
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Francisco Liriano
2Gerrit Cole
3Charlie Morton
4Wandy Rodriguez
5Edinson Volquez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Mark Melancon
3Tony Watson
4Justin Wilson
5Bryan Morris
6Stolmy Pimentel
7Jeanmar Gomez