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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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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Edinson Volquez allowed four runs in 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Twins.
Volquez has given up at least four runs in five straight outings. He went on a pretty good five-start run after his disaster outing (11 ER in 1 IP) against the Astros on June 24, but little has gone right for him since, even though he's had a fairly kind schedule. Aug 20 - 3:24 AM

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Edinson Volquez gave up 10 hits and four runs over six innings Tuesday against the White Sox.

Volquez has now allowed 30 hits and 16 earned runs in his last 17 innings spanning three starts. The brutal stretch has raised his ERA from 4.56 to 5.03, and Volquez is 8-10 in 24 starts overall. The right-hander hasn't won a game in over a month, and he'll look to remedy that Sunday against the Twins.
Aug 10 - 1:09 AM

Edinson Volquez was obliterated for eight runs -- seven earned -- over five innings in a lopsided loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

He gave up 11 hits, including two home runs. He struck out three and walked three in the ballgame. The loss drops him to 8-10 with a 4.99 ERA overall. He is slated for two starts next week if you are brave enough to put him in your lineup.
Aug 3 - 11:01 PM

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Astros are viewing Edinson Volquez as a "possibility."

But this sounds like a fallback option for Houston, with Stark adding that the club is "lukewarm" on Volquez. The veteran right-hander was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- over six innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers. He has a 4.70 ERA in 22 starts this year.
Aug 1 - 11:46 AM

Edinson Volquez was tagged for six runs (five earned) over six innings in a loss to the Rangers on Friday.

Volquez put himself in an early hole after giving up three runs in the first inning and never really recovered. He allowed nine hits (including two homers) in all while walking two and striking out five. The veteran right-hander was on a nice roll coming into Friday’s outing, but this wasn’t what the Royals wanted to see with the trade deadline coming up on Monday. Interestingly, the Rangers are reportedly one of the teams interested in him. Volquez now has a 4.70 ERA through 22 starts on the year.
Jul 30 - 12:34 AM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers have expressed interest in acquiring veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez from the Royals.

Grant notes that the entire Rangers brass in charge of player personnel was on hand for Volquez's start on Sunday and the club has admitted that they're seeking a major upgrade to their rotation. The Royals haven't yet decided if they'll be buyers or sellers at next week's trade deadline. The right-hander's next start is conveniently against the Rangers in Arlington on Friday, so all he may need to do is change dugouts if a deal gets consummated.
Jul 24 - 10:19 PM

Edinson Volquez tossed six innings of one-run ball but the Royals fell to the Rangers on Sunday.

The reigning World Series champs are now under .500 (48-49) for the year and quickly falling out of contention for a spot in the 2016 postseason. Volquez did his part Sunday, but the Kansas City offense could only muster one run of support. The right-hander has been steady since a brutal 11-run outing June 25 versus Houston. He gets the Rangers again next, this time on the road.
Jul 24 - 5:29 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings Monday in a no-decision against the Indians.

Volquez was outpitched by Corey Kluber, but the Royals went on to win this one after both starters left. Volquez has a solid 3.16 ERA in four starts since having the worst outing of his life (11 ER in 1 IP) against the Astros on June 24.
Jul 19 - 12:41 AM

Edinson Volquez allowed three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

Volquez struck out three and walked one on the day, with a Kyle Seager three-run homer doing all the damage. The win improved him to 8-8 in 19 starts overall. Volquez will take a 4.86 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into the season's second half.
Jul 9 - 11:11 PM

Edinson Volquez gave up four runs in six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Volquez followed up his worst performance ever June 24 against the Astros with one of his best outings of the season last week against the Cardinals. This one ended up being just meh, but Volquez surrendered just one run through six before allowing three straight batters to reach to begin the seventh. All ended up scoring after Luke Hochevar took over.
Jul 5 - 1:34 AM

Edinson Volquez bounced back from last week's debacle against the Astros to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

Volquez gave up 11 earned runs in one-plus innings last Friday, taking his ERA from 4.12 to 5.15. This brings it back down to 4.80. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out four. Volquez has a two-start week versus the Blue Jays and Mariners lined up next.
Jun 30 - 1:18 AM

Edinson Volquez was pounded into the Stone Age on Friday, yielding 12 runs (11 earned) to the Astros while retiring just three batters.

Volquez failed to strike anybody out but walked three and allowed eight hits. The Astros scored nine times off Volquez in the first inning, including a grand slam off the bat of George Springer. Volquez then allowed the first three batters of the second inning to reach base and was pulled from the game. Dillon Gee came on and promptly allowed all three of the inherited runners to score. You could try, but it's very hard to have a worse outing than this one. Volquez saw his ERA jump from 4.12 to 5.15 with the ugly start. He was very good the last two years but you just can't trust him right now.
Jun 25 - 1:39 AM

Edinson Volquez pitched poorly but snagged a win against the Tigers on Saturday, allowing five runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.

He struck out six and walked none. Volquez sports a 7-6 record, 4.12 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 73 strikeouts and 33 walks in 91 2/3 innings. Volquez was a desirable pitcher to own the last two years but he is drifting out of that class this year. It is hard to trust him against good hitting teams right now. His next start will come Friday at home versus the Astros.
Jun 19 - 12:38 AM

Edinson Volquez pitched seven shutout innings in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Indians.

Volquez's counterpart, Carlos Carrasco, had eight strikeouts versus one walk while Volquez walked four and struck out just three. However, Volquez yielded just two hits on the night and managed to keep the Tribe off the scoreboard. It was a nice bounce-back outing for Volquez, who had been going through a rough patch. He'll try to keep it going this weekend against the Tigers.
Jun 13 - 11:57 PM

Edinson Volquez got hit with a loss after allowing four earned runs on four hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings to the Orioles on Wednesday evening.

Volquez was spotless through four innings but couldn't escape the fifth, in which he walked two batters, allowed three base hits and gave up a sac fly. Volquez struck out five Orioles but the one bad inning was all it took to ruin his night and earn him his sixth loss. He will head into his next start on Tuesday versus Cleveland with a 4.25 ERA and an unsightly 1.40 WHIP.
Jun 8 - 11:00 PM

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