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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
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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. Dec 1 - 3:43 PM

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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.
Nov 28 - 8:37 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.
Nov 7 - 4:32 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.
Nov 4 - 3:01 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.
Oct 6 - 8:42 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.
Oct 1 - 7:57 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.
Sep 25 - 5:17 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.
Sep 20 - 10:15 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.
Sep 15 - 10:49 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.
Sep 11 - 1:20 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.
Sep 4 - 5:45 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.
Aug 31 - 1:40 AM

Edinson Volquez allowed two unearned runs over five innings of work in a win over the Marlins on Thursday.

Volquez was efficient despite the relatively short start, as he gave up just three hits and a walk in his five innings. He fell victim to the National League rules, unfortunately, getting pinch-hit for in the top of the sixth inning. It was still good enough to get him his 10th win, lowering his ERA to 4.88 through 27 starts. He'll try to make it 11 when he faces the Yankees on Tuesday.
Aug 25 - 11:33 PM

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

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