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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Edinson Volquez gave up a grand slam and allowed five runs total over five innings in Wednesday's Wild Card Game loss to the Giants.
Volquez got by in the first three innings before two singles and a walk loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth inning. An ill-placed pitch to Brandon Crawford changed that. Volquez was charged with another run in the sixth inning, giving up five hits and three walks on the evening. It was a disappointing end to a great season for Volquez, who revived his career to go 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA during the regular season. His strong year certainly earned him a few more million dollars on the free agent market this winter. Oct 1 - 11:21 PM

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The Pirates confirmed Monday that Edinson Volquez will start Wednesday's Wild Card Game.

He'll be facing off against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner in what should be a raucous environment at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Volquez was one of the worst starters in the majors last season, but he bounced back with a 3.04 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 192 2/3 innings this year. The team that wins on Wednesday night will advance to a Division Series matchup against the Nationals.
Sep 29 - 11:16 AM

Edinson Volquez will be the starter for the Pirates in a potential Wild Card game Wednesday.

It had been set up that way with Francisco Liriano pitch Saturday and Gerrit Cole getting the ball Sunday. The Pirates can still tie for the National League Central crown with a win Sunday coupled with a Cardinals loss. Jeff Locke or Vance Worley would start a potential tiebreaker game on Monday. Volquez struck out a season-high 10 batters in his last outing and holds a 2.20 second-half ERA.
Sep 28 - 10:42 AM

Edinson Volquez threw seven more shutout innings, striking out 10 batters in the process as the picked up the win against the Braves on Thursday.

That's back-to-back starts of seven shutout innings for Volquez. He limited the Braves to four hits and a walk while setting a season-high in strikeouts with 10, eclipsing his previous high mark of seven. The right-hander has been a bargain find for the Pirates, as he ends the regular season at 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 140/71 K/BB ratio.
Sep 25 - 11:16 PM

Edinson Volquez is interested in re-signing with the Pirates.

Volquez has rebounded with a 3.15 ERA and 130/70 K/BB ratio in 185 2/3 innings this season and credits the Pirates' coaches for his turnaround, so it makes sense that he's open to staying, but he would also like to parlay his success into a multi-year contract. "You always want to sign for more than one year," said Volquez. "Especially now that I'm 31 years old, I'd like to sign with someone for two or three years and stay a little bit longer."
Sep 23 - 9:31 AM

Edinson Volquez was handed a no-decision Saturday despite tossing seven scoreless innings against the Brewers.

Following Saturday's outing, Volquez has managed to lower his ERA by 76 points since the beginning of August. The right-hander yielded three hits and three walks while striking out six in the effort. He'll take a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a 130/70 K/BB ratio into his final start of the season on Thursday in Atlanta against the Braves.
Sep 20 - 10:47 PM

Edinson Volquez gave up three runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Volquez fell in a hole early after an error led to two Cubs runs in the second inning. He gave up another in the third, but he settled down to keep them off the board after that. He walked five, an issue for Volquez his entire career, while striking out five as well. The win was his 12th of the year, his highest single-season total since 2008. Volquez will take on the Brewers on Saturday.
Sep 14 - 4:32 PM

Edinson Volquez got a no-decision in Tuesday's loss in Philadelphia, allowing three runs in six innings.

The Phillies scattered six hits and a pair of walks, but were able to scratch out runs in the first, second, and fifth innings before Volquez departed. The right-hander struck out five in the effort. He has pitched well over his last seven starts, sporting a 1.80 ERA in 45 innings. Overall, Volquez owns a 3.36 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP and 119/62 K/BB ratio. He'll look to keep it going in a home start against the Cubs on Sunday.
Sep 9 - 10:15 PM

Edinson Volquez took a no-decision despite a terrific effort Wednesday, tossing 6 1/3 innings of shutout ball in a loss to the Cardinals.

Volquez was excellent, allowing just three singles and two walks while striking out five. He was pulled with one out in the seventh with a runner on second even though he'd thrown just 82 pitches. The Pirates got out of that jam but ultimately lost in the ninth. Volquez will take a nifty 3.31 ERA into Philly next week.
Sep 3 - 5:16 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed just one run over 7 2/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Reds.

Volquez didn't give up his first hit until Devin Mesoraco delivered a leadoff single in the seventh. He ended up allowing three hits and three walks to go along with six strikeouts. The only run scored on an RBI single in the eighth inning after Volquez was replaced by Tony Watson. The 31-year-old right-hander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight starts and now owns a surprising 3.45 ERA on the year. He'll get the Cardinals in St. Louis next week.
Aug 29 - 10:47 PM

Edinson Volquez picked up his 10th win of the season after limiting the Tigers to two runs over six innings on Tuesday.

Volquez was able to take advantage of the slumping Tigers, who have now lost six of their last seven. The right-hander gave up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. Volquez, who was a bargain free agent signing during the off-season, has pitched well for the Pirates this season, sporting a 3.67 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a 95/51 K/BB ratio. His next start will come against the Nationals on the road next Sunday.
Aug 12 - 10:30 PM

Edinson Volquez had the Marlins' number on Thursday, limiting them to just one hit over seven shutout frames.

Volquez did walk three, but the Marlins otherwise had no answers. The right-hander also struck out seven in the effort, which lowered his ERA to 3.70. He has a 1.27 WHIP and a 90/49 K/BB ratio to go along with it. Volquez will try to repeat his performance when he takes on the Tigers at home next Tuesday.
Aug 7 - 10:29 PM

Edinson Volquez lasted just 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing four runs -- two earned -- on six hits.

More than the hits allowed, Volquez was done in by the four walks issued. It was Volquez' second straight subpar start after a four-game run of strong performances. It's been that kind of year for the right-hander, who is 8-7 with a 3.87 ERA and 1.30 WHIP through 121 innings of work. He's got a chance to get back on the horse against a bad Diamondbacks club on Friday.
Jul 27 - 9:04 PM

Edinson Volquez gave up five runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Volquez was coming off a four-start winning streak in which he gave up three runs in 30 innings, so he was certainly due for the clunker. The 10 hits he allowed tonight were a season high. He did go without allowing a homer for the seventh time in eight starts.
Jul 21 - 10:25 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched a complete game gem against the Cardinals, allowing just one run en route to a win on Thursday.

It's only the second complete game of the veteran's career and his first since July 19, 2012. The right-hander has been nearly untouchable in his last four starts, having posted a 0.90 ERA over 30 innings. On this night, Volquez allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out five. In what has been a renaissance season, Volquez will carry a 3.65 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a 73/37 K/BB ratio into the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 10:25 PM

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