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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: Miami Marlins
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 gave up a run in his lone inning of work in a start against the Cardinals on Saturday.
This will be his first season with the Marlins after spending the last two years with the Royals. His 5.37 ERA in 34 starts last year was not good. He was a quality pitcher before that, delivering a 3.55 ERA in 2015 and a 3.04 ERA in 2014. He has a rotation slot locked down in a good pitcher's park in Miami. Fantasy owners should expect Volquez to bounce back somewhat this year. Feb 25 - 5:42 PM

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Edinson Volquez will pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Dellin Betances, Alex Colome, Johnny Cueto, Carlos Martinez and Alex Reyes will also represent the D.R. in next month's tournament. The Dominican Republic won the Classic four years ago and should have a good chance to repeat in 2017. This will be the third time Volquez has pitched in the WBC.
Feb 1 - 9:39 PM

The younger brother of Edinson Volquez has been stabbed to death in the Dominican Republic.

Brandy Volquez, 25, was reportedly involved in an early-morning fight Monday with two men at a barbershop in Santo Domingo. There is one person in police custody. It's yet another unspeakable family tragedy for Edinson, who lost his father hours before starting Game 1 of the 2015 World Series. "I will always remember you my brother. May God have you in his kingdom," the newly-signed Marlins right-hander wrote on his Instagram account Tuesday. "RIP one love."
Source: USA Today
Jan 17 - 7:54 PM

Marlins signed RHP Edinson Volquez to a two-year, $22 million contract.

Volquez will make $9 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018 on a deal that was agreed to at the beginning of this week. It's a nice pickup for the Marlins, who badly needed rotation help and still do. Volquez has averaged 187 innings per season over the last five seasons, though he did struggle with the Royals in 2016. The 33-year-old carries some bounceback potential into the National League and spacious Marlins Park.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 03:43:00 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are close to signing Edinson Volquez to a two-year contract.

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo says the deal is worth $22 million ($9 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018). It's a pretty penny to pay for a guy who put up a 5.37 ERA and 139/76 K/BB ratio over 189 1/3 innings this past season. The right-hander is now 33, but if he's going to have a bounce-back season it would figure to come in the National League and in a pitcher-friendly park. The Marlins likely aren't done adding rotation help.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 08:37:00 PM

Edinson Volquez will not be given a one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer from the Royals.

It's no surprise after Volquez 5.37 ERA and 139/76 K/BB ratio over 189 1/3 innings this season. Even at 33 and coming off a bad season, he should be able to land on his feet somewhere in a market starved for starting pitching.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 04:32:00 PM

Edinson Volquez has declined his portion of a $10 million option for 2017.

The Royals were expected to decline their side of the option, as well. Volquez is coming off a season where he posted a 5.37 ERA and 139/76 K/BB ratio over 189 1/3 innings. He's surely not going to find a $10 million AAV on a new deal this winter but should be able to land in some team's rotation.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 03:01:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Royals are expected to decline Edinson Volquez's $10 million mutual option for 2017.

The Royals are planning to cut payroll next season, so parting ways with Volquez would help them toward that goal. After a solid first year with Kansas City, Volquez posted a disappointing 5.37 ERA and 139/76 K/BB ratio over 189 1/3 innings this season. His 2017 option includes a $3 million buyout.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 08:42:00 PM

Edinson Volquez surrendered five hits, three runs and four walks over five innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Indians.

He totaled five strikeouts, giving him 139 for the season. Volquez allowed an RBI single in the second inning and let up another run on a wild pitch in the third. His night ended after 103 pitches. It's been a disappointing year for Kansas City and Volquez's inconsistency certainly hasn't helped matters. Volquez will end the 2016 campaign with a 10-11 record and a 5.37 ERA over 34 appearances.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Edinson Volquez surrendered four earned runs over 2 2/3 innings but the Royals beat the Tigers on Sunday.

Tigers starter Matt Boyd was far worse, yielding four runs in the top of the first inning without recording an out. Volquez walked four and gave up six hits, including a Victor Martinez grand slam in the bottom of the third. He'll try for better in his final start of the 2016 season next weekend versus Cleveland.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Edinson Volquez limited the Indians to one run over 6 2/3 innings but had to settle for a no-decision Tuesday.

Volquez served up a solo home run to Carlos Santana in the third, but that's the only time the Tribe was able to dent the scoreboard against him. It's the 33-year-old's first quality start in over a month and just the third time since the beginning of July that he went more than six frames. Volquez faces the Tigers in Detroit this weekend.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:15:00 PM

Edinson Volquez was knocked around to the tune of nine runs -- eight earned -- over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Athletics on Thursday.

Volquez allowed seven hits, including a three-run homer, and walked four in the defeat, dropping him to 10-11 with a 5.40 ERA in 31 starts. Advanced peripherals say there's not a huge difference between this year's version and the Edinson Volquez who posted ERAs of 3.04 and 3.55, respectively, in the previous two years, but whatever run-suppression magic he had hasn't been there in 2016. The right-hander will next take the hill Tuesday against the Indians.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 10:49:00 PM

Edinson Volquez struggled in a no-decision against the White Sox on Saturday, allowing four runs on nine hits over his five frames.

The right-hander issued a pair of free passes while striking out one on the night. He has struggled to find any sort of consistency this season, compiling a troublesome 5.09 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 171 2/3 innings. He'll look to turn things around when he squares off against the A's at home on Thursday.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Edinson Volquez allowed four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in the Royals' loss to the Tigers.

Volquez struck out five and walked just one, but the Tigers got to him for seven hits -- including a fourth-inning solo homer by J.D. Martinez. Volquez has struggled now in back-to-back outings and owns a disappointing 5.02 for the year. He posted a 3.55 ERA last year.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed nine hits and four runs over 3 1/3 innings against the Yankees on Tuesday.

Volquez didn't have much of anything going, and the quick hook was the third consecutive start in which Volquez has failed to make it out of the sixth inning. He now owns a 5.01 ERA in 28 starts this year, a disappointing mark after the 33-year-old posted a 3.55 ERA for the Royals last season. Volquez will try to take advantage of a bad Twins team when the two meet on Monday.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 01:40:00 AM

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