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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher | #64

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers signed RHP Edinson Volquez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
It's a two-year deal, as Volquez is expected to miss the entire 2017 season after having Tommy John surgery last August. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says Volquez will earn at least $2 million if in the majors in 2019 and the contract can max out at $6.5 million. The Marlins remain on the hook for the $13 million he's owed in 2018. Volquez, who turns 35 in July, posted a 4.19 ERA over 17 starts for the Marlins last season before going under the knife. His highlight in 2017 was throwing the only no-hitter in baseball. Feb 16 - 2:34 PM

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Marlins released RHP Edinson Volquez.

Volquez underwent Tommy John surgery in August and is doubtful to pitch anywhere next season. Miami simply made this move to clear space on the 40-man roster. Volquez, 34, is owed $13 million in 2018 from a two-year, $22 million deal he signed last offseason and the Marlins will still be on the hook for that. He's coming off a 2017 campaign that saw him go 4-8 with a 4.19 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 81/53 K/BB ratio in 92 1/3 innings.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Edinson Volquez will undergo Tommy John surgery on Friday.

Volquez was believed to be dealing with just a knee injury but an MRI revealed that he also has a torn UCL in his throwing elbow. The usual timeline for Tommy John recovery is 12-15 months and since Volquez suffered the injury so late in the year, there's a good chance he won't pitch at all in 2018. With Volquez headed for free agency in 2019, it's quite possible the 34-year-old has pitched his final game as a Miami Marlin.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 09:25:00 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Edinson Volquez (knee) is "definitely" out for the season.

Volquez has already undergone two MRIs on his injured knee and obviously hasn't made much progress. He'll take the rest of the year to recover in hopes of being ready for spring training. The 34-year-old went just 4-8 with a 4.19 ERA this season though he did throw a no-hitter against the Diamondbacks on June 3.
Tue, Aug 1, 2017 04:40:00 PM

Edinson Volquez (knee) will undergo another MRI after the first MRI did not reveal encouraging results.

The Marlins haven't revealed the specific results, but it appears that Volquez might be on the shelf for a while. Obviously, more will be known about his status after the results of his next MRI come in.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 02:08:00 PM

Edinson Volquez underwent an MRI due to continued discomfort in his left knee.

Volquez has been on the disabled list for a week with what the Marlins have called left knee tendinitis, but they were expecting him to feel better by now. The results of the MRI aren't in yet, but an update on the veteran righty should be available later Friday.
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 04:23:00 PM

Marlins placed RHP Edinson Volquez on the 10-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis.

Chris O'Grady will replace him on the active roster and start for the Marlins on Saturday. Volquez is expected to be ready to return after the All-Star break.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that he expects Edinson Volquez (knee) to be "ready to roll" after the All-Star break.

Volquez was lifted from Wednesday's start as a precaution due to a left knee injury that Mattingly said is "something that he’s had in the past." While it doesn't appear to be a big deal, it's still possible that he could be placed on the 10-day disabled list as the Marlins look to free up a roster spot for the weekend.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Following Wednesday's win over the Cardinals, Marlins manager Don Mattingly revealed that he lifted Edinson Volquez due to a lingering knee injury.

Volquez tossed four innings while allowing four runs in Wednesday's contest. That short outing was due to a knee injury which has lingered for going on four weeks. He will be reevaluated over the All-Star break, with the possibility of opening the second half on the disabled list.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 11:59:00 PM

Edinson Volquez yielded four runs on six hits over four innings in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

Volquez held a 7-0 lead entering the bottom of the third inning, but he squandered the opportunity for an easy win, surrendering three runs in the bottom of the frame and one more in the fourth before being relieved of duty. The veteran right-hander hits the All-Star break with one no-hitter under his belt, plus a less impressive 4.19 ERA and 1.42 WHIP.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Edinson Volquez fired six innings of one-run ball, but settled for a no-decision Friday against the Brewers.

The only run scored on a solo homer from Stephen Vogt in the fifth inning. He left in position for the victory before David Phelps coughed up the lead in the seventh. Volquez struck out four and walked a pair in the no-decision and holds a 3.97 ERA through 16 starts on the year. He’ll wrap up his first half with a start against the Cardinals next week.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 12:03:00 AM

Edinson Volquez scattered five hits and two runs over five innings Sunday in the Marlins’ 4-2 win over the Cubs.

He walked five and struck out four. Volquez blanked the Cubs over his first three innings but limped to the finish by allowing two runs, four hits and a walk over his final two frames. He’s now won four of his last six starts after beginning the year 0-7. Volquez’s next start will come Saturday against Milwaukee.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 07:30:00 PM

Edinson Volquez was crushed in a losing effort against the Nationals on Tuesday, surrendering six runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

The right-hander struggled badly with his command, issuing five walks while striking out four. Had had allowed just two runs heading into the fifth inning, but the wheels fell off when the Nats rallied for four runs all with two outs in the inning. Volquez now sits at 3-8 on the season with a 4.19 ERA and 1.40 ERA. He'll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Cubs on Sunday.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 10:19:00 PM

Edinson Volquez yielded five runs -- four earned -- over four innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Athletics.

Volquez's last turn brought seven shutout innings and he threw a no-hitter the turn before that, but it was back to mediocrity for the 33-year-old right-hander on Wednesday. He walked four and surrendered four hits, including a three-run homer to Ryon Healy in the top of the second inning. Miami did pull off the victory, however, with an 11-run offensive outburst. Volquez will carry a 3.72 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into his next start at home against the first-place Nationals.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 04:18:00 PM

Edinson Volquez failed to throw back-to-back no-hitters, settling for seven shutout innings in the Marlins' 7-1 win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Volquez got the suspense out of the way early, allowing a single to the second batter he faced. He didn't make it a habit, though, yielding just three hits all night while walking two and striking out eight. After going winless through his first nine starts, the right-hander is now 3-0 in his last three turns, allowing one run over those 22 innings. He's now 3-7 with a 3.41 ERA ahead of an interleague matchup with the Athletics on Wednesday.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 11:45:00 PM

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