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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
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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

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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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Tony Cruz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Hunter Dozier
3Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Daniel Nava
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn
10Matt Strahm
11Scott Alexander
12Brooks Pounders
13Kevin McCarthy
14Alec Mills