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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
Contract: view contract details

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Monday's game between the Rays and Royals was postponed due to rain.
They'll play a split doubleheader on Tuesday. Edinson Volquez, who had been scheduled for Monday, will be pushed back a day to start during the double-dip. Alex Colome will be skipped by the Rays. Jul 6 - 7:22 PM

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Edinson Volquez yielded five runs in five innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Volquez struck out eight and walked just one while aiming for his fifth straight win tonight, but he was undone by a couple of homers. It's the first time all year that he's allowed five earned runs.
Jul 2 - 12:36 AM

Edinson Volquez held the A's to one run over seven innings in winning Friday.

The Royals aren't hitting like they did early in the year... except when Volquez is on the mound. They've averaged 5.8 runs in his last 10 starts and won nine of those games. Volquez actually pitched better while amassing a 2-3 record and a 2.10 ERA in his first five starts. He's 6-1 with a 3.64 ERA since.
Jun 27 - 1:50 AM

Edinson Volquez picked up his seventh win of the season in Saturday's contest with the Red Sox, despite allowing four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings.

For the first time this season, Volquez failed to strike out a batter. Things started out poorly enough for the veteran right-hander, who coughed up a lead-off homer to Mookie Betts. Three more runs would score by the time Volquez exited the contest with one out in the sixth inning. With a 3.33 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, Volquez is probably just off the All-Star radar, but he's put up a nice season nonetheless. A road start against the A's is up next on his schedule.
Jun 20 - 11:18 PM

Edinson Volquez improved to 6-4 after holding the Brewers to two runs over five innings on Monday.

The only damage came on a two-run double from Jonathan Lucroy in his final inning of work. All told, Volquez allowed six hits and two walks while striking out a pair. The veteran right-hander is never going to have elite control, but it's better than it once was and he has allowed just four home runs in 78 1/3 innings so far this season. He'll bring a 3.10 ERA into a home start against the Red Sox this weekend.
Jun 16 - 12:32 AM

Edinson Volquez spun seven strong innings, allowing one run, against the Twins as the Royals won 7-2 on Wednesday.

The only run came on Trevor Plouffe's RBI single in the third inning. Volquez scattered six hits and three walks while striking out six. The veteran right-hander has pitched quite well over 12 starts this season, boasting a 3.07 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP and a 60/27 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going next week in Milwaukee against the Brewers.
Jun 10 - 11:15 PM

Edinson Volquez took the loss Friday after allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rangers.

Volquez held the Rangers to just one run over the first five innings, but he allowed a solo homer to Mitch Moreland and a two-run single to Robinson Chirinos in the sixth before being pulled from the game. He fanned six and walked three in the loss and now sits at 4-4 with a 3.26 ERA on the year. He'll attempt to bounce back next week against the Twins on the road.
Jun 5 - 11:37 PM

Edinson Volquez racked up nine strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday.

The right-hander allowed three runs on six hits and a walk on the afternoon, and left in line for a victory, though his bullpen was unable to hold onto his lead. He has been a tremendous addition to the Royals rotation, posting a 2.95 ERA and 48/21 K/BB ratio over his 61 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Thursday when he does battle against the Indians.
May 29 - 9:36 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs in six innings before rain ended his day against the Cardinals, in a game that was called 3-2 in the Royals' favor in the middle of the sixth.

Volquez maneuvered through six innings, but the tarp came on in the middle of the sixth to end his night, indeed to end the game. The only runs on his line came via a Yadier Molina RBI ground out in the second inning and a shallow single to center by Matt Carpenter in the sixth. Volquez allowed just four hits in the outing, striking out one and walking three. He's given up three runs or fewer earned runs in eight of his nine starts (in the lone outlier, he surrendered four) and holds a 2.77 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 49/20 K/BB ratio over 55 1/3 innings. He'll try to keep up this consistent roll when he faces the Cubs in a road start next time out.
May 23 - 10:18 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched a stellar game against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just three hits over seven innings in the 6-0 win.

Volquez struck out five without allowing a run as the Royals took the rubber game of the weekend series between division leaders. On a micro level, Volquez snapped a four-game win-less streak with the victory, evening his record at 3-3. His numbers are solid all the way around, as he holds a 2.74 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 38/17 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings. The walks are a bit high for our liking, but we'll live with the occasional free pass if he's able to limit the hits. Volquez will face the Cardinals at home in his next start, in what should be a stellar series.
May 17 - 5:20 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed four runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Volquez wasn't terribly sharp in the outing, allowing runs in four of his five-plus innings of work. He gave up six hits and three walks overall, striking out three and leaving without factoring in the decision. The outing was his fourth straight without a win, as he remains 2-3 on the year. Volquez will carry a 3.19 ERA and 1.16 ERA into Sunday's start against the Yankees.
May 13 - 12:08 AM

Edinson Volquez dealt with a blister issue during Thursday's start against the Indians which lead to his command issues.

The blister appeared in the second inning and was popped prior to the third, which is where Volquez lost all command and issued the bulk of his six walks. He's hopeful that he won't have to miss his next start.
May 7 - 8:50 PM

Edinson Volquez struggled in a no-decision against the Indians on Thursday, allowing three runs on two hits over just three innings of work.

The veteran right-hander struggled badly with his command, issuing six free passes while striking out three. Volquez struggles came to a head in the third inning where he walked a pair of Indians with the bases loaded. Even with the rough outing, he'll still carry a respectable 2.65 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Tuesday's start against the Rangers in Texas.
May 7 - 8:22 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on five hits to the Tigers over six innings on Saturday.

Volquez struck out four and walked three in the contest. Opposite an in-the-zone David Price, he needed to bring his A-game. The B-game didn't quite cut it. The Tigers managed a pair of runs off the right-hander on an RBI fielder's choice by Ian Kinsler in the third and an RBI single by Kinsler in the fifth. That 2-0 deficit proved insurmountable for the Royal offense. This wasn't Volquez's best outing of the season, but his numbers are still quite good. He holds 2.10 ERA and a 0.93 ERA, plus a 27/8 K/BB across 34 1/3 innings pitched. Volquez will see the Tigers again in his next start
May 2 - 11:17 PM

Edinson Volquez has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension.

Volquez was given the five-game sentence Saturday for his role in last Thursday's benches-clearing brawl with the White Sox, during which the right-hander landed a punch on an unsuspecting Chicago player. Volquez is eligible to return to the rotation May 2.
Apr 27 - 1:45 PM

Depth Charts

C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
2Dusty Coleman
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Yordano Ventura
2Jason Vargas
3Jeremy Guthrie
4Edinson Volquez
5Danny Duffy
6Chris Young
7Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Brandon Finnegan
8Joe Blanton
9Brian Flynn
10Tim Collins