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Edinson Volquez | Starting Pitcher | #36

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 had nothing in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Angels, yielding eight runs on 12 hits over five innings.
The Angels scored their eight runs off Volquez via a three-run second inning and a five-run fifth. The start was bad enough in its own right and made even more disappointing given that Volquez tossed seven scoreless innings against the Tigers in his last start. His inconsistency can be madding, but he still holds a reasonable 3.64 ERA and slightly less reasonable 1.38 WHIP through 29 2/3 innings. He will look to bounce back from Tuesday's horrendous outing in a home start against the Nationals next time out. Apr 27 - 1:55 AM

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Edinson Volquez threw seven scoreless innings in a 4-0 win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Volquez scattered five hits and a walk, keeping Tigers hitters off balance all night. He struck out five in the outing. The right-hander has allowed two runs or fewer in all four of his starts, owning a 1.46 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 22 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings. He'll put his 3-0 record on the line Tuesday at the Angels.
Apr 21 - 11:16 PM

Edinson Volquez pitched six innings of two-run ball in beating the A's on Friday.

Volquez worked around four walks. Fortunately for him, the A's can't really hit right now. Volquez is off to a really nice start, with a 2.04 ERA after three starts, but he's faced nothing but ice-cold offenses (the Mets, Twins and now the A's). It'll get more difficult against the Tigers next time out.
Apr 16 - 2:37 AM

Edinson Volquez surrendered two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Twins.

Volquez struck out 10 batters and didn't issue a walk, but the Twins rattled off eight hits against him. It was a good but not great second start for the veteran right-hander, who was brilliant in his Opening Night debut last week against the Mets. Up next is a road matchup against the A's.
Apr 10 - 5:46 PM

Edinson Volquez was masterful in his Opening Night victory over the Mets, scattering two hits over six innings of shutout baseball.

The right-hander issued three free passes while punching out five on the evening. The struggle with his command led to an elevated pitch count (106) which forced him from the game after just six frames, but the Mets had very few good swings against him. Volquez will look to replicate this fine performance when he battles the Twins in Sunday's opening-homestand finale at Kauffman Stadium.
Apr 4 - 12:01 AM

Edinson Volquez was solid in his final tune-up start Monday, holding the Padres to two runs across five innings of work.

He struck out four while allowing five hits and two walks. Named the Royals' Opening Day starter over the weekend, Volquez holds a 3.95 ERA with 14 strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings during Cactus League play.
Mar 28 - 7:04 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost announced Saturday that Edinson Volquez will start on Opening Day against the Mets.

Volquez battled a bit of a dead arm period earlier in camp but says he's over that now and ready to go. The 32-year-old hurler has posted a 4.15 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 10/4 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings this spring.
Mar 26 - 11:27 AM

Edinson Volquez said Thursday that he is over his dead arm.

Volquez has been eased off a bit because of some arm fatigue, but the veteran starter remains on track to take his first turn in the Royals' regular-season rotation. "I feel strong," he told reporters Thursday morning in Royals camp. "I got my velocity back."
Mar 24 - 12:51 PM

Edinson Volquez (arm) threw a successful 45-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

The veteran right-hander has been dealing with a bit of dead arm this spring, though the club doesn't appear to be overly concerned. He should have no difficulty getting ready in time for the start of the regular season.
Mar 19 - 12:18 PM

Edinson Volquez won't make the trip to San Antonio this weekend due to arm fatigue.

It doesn't sound like a major concern, but the Royals don't want him to go through the trouble of making the trip. Chien-Ming Wang is expected to start on Saturday instead.
Mar 16 - 2:08 PM

Edinson Volquez gave up three earned runs in four innings Sunday in the Royals' loss to the Indians.

Volquez was sharp in his first two outings of the spring, but the wheels came off a bit this afternoon. He gave up five hits, including a two-run homer to Giovanny Urshela. Look for the veteran righty to go five innings next time out with more of a focus on overall results.
Mar 13 - 7:22 PM

Edinson Volquez fired three perfect innings Tuesday in the Royals' 3-2 Cactus League victory over the Rockies.

He struck out Mike Tauchman and Daniel Descalso along the way (it was a Rockies lineup with only a couple of projected starters). Volquez was a savior in many ways last season for the 2015 World Series champions, posting a 3.55 ERA in 200 1/3 regular-season innings. Kansas City will be hoping for an encore in 2016.
Mar 8 - 5:36 PM

Making his Cactus League debut, Edinson Volquez allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings against the Rangers on Thursday.

He struck out a pair. Volquez gave up two hits and two walks, but he was able to limit the damage. The veteran right-hander was very effective after making the move from Pittsburgh to Kansas City last season, posting a 3.55 ERA while reaching 200 innings for the first time in his career, but his control has always held him back as a quality option in mixed fantasy leagues.
Mar 3 - 7:11 PM

Edinson Volquez delivered a strong performance in a no-decision against the Mets in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, allowing just two runs on two hits over his six frames.

Volquez struck out five and walked five on the night. Considering he was pitching with a heavy heart after the death of his father shortly after his start in Game 1 of the series, the Royals couldn't have asked for much more out of him. He now owns a 4.08 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 23/18 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings this postseason.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Edinson Volquez is expected to rejoin the Royals on Saturday prior to Game 4 of the World Series.

Volquez is still in the Dominican Republic with his family after the death of his father shortly after his start in Game 1. He'll take the ball in Game 5 of the series on Sunday if necessary.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 07:16:00 PM

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