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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Edinson Volquez allowed three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the Mariners.

Volquez struck out three and walked one on the day, with a Kyle Seager three-run homer doing all the damage. The win improved him to 8-8 in 19 starts overall. Volquez will take a 4.86 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into the season's second half.
Jul 9 - 11:11 PM

Edinson Volquez gave up four runs in six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Volquez followed up his worst performance ever June 24 against the Astros with one of his best outings of the season last week against the Cardinals. This one ended up being just meh, but Volquez surrendered just one run through six before allowing three straight batters to reach to begin the seventh. All ended up scoring after Luke Hochevar took over.
Jul 5 - 1:34 AM

Edinson Volquez bounced back from last week's debacle against the Astros to hold the Cardinals scoreless for 6 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

Volquez gave up 11 earned runs in one-plus innings last Friday, taking his ERA from 4.12 to 5.15. This brings it back down to 4.80. He allowed six hits, walked one and struck out four. Volquez has a two-start week versus the Blue Jays and Mariners lined up next.
Jun 30 - 1:18 AM

Edinson Volquez was pounded into the Stone Age on Friday, yielding 12 runs (11 earned) to the Astros while retiring just three batters.

Volquez failed to strike anybody out but walked three and allowed eight hits. The Astros scored nine times off Volquez in the first inning, including a grand slam off the bat of George Springer. Volquez then allowed the first three batters of the second inning to reach base and was pulled from the game. Dillon Gee came on and promptly allowed all three of the inherited runners to score. You could try, but it's very hard to have a worse outing than this one. Volquez saw his ERA jump from 4.12 to 5.15 with the ugly start. He was very good the last two years but you just can't trust him right now.
Jun 25 - 1:39 AM

Edinson Volquez pitched poorly but snagged a win against the Tigers on Saturday, allowing five runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.

He struck out six and walked none. Volquez sports a 7-6 record, 4.12 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 73 strikeouts and 33 walks in 91 2/3 innings. Volquez was a desirable pitcher to own the last two years but he is drifting out of that class this year. It is hard to trust him against good hitting teams right now. His next start will come Friday at home versus the Astros.
Jun 19 - 12:38 AM

Edinson Volquez pitched seven shutout innings in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Indians.

Volquez's counterpart, Carlos Carrasco, had eight strikeouts versus one walk while Volquez walked four and struck out just three. However, Volquez yielded just two hits on the night and managed to keep the Tribe off the scoreboard. It was a nice bounce-back outing for Volquez, who had been going through a rough patch. He'll try to keep it going this weekend against the Tigers.
Jun 13 - 11:57 PM

Edinson Volquez got hit with a loss after allowing four earned runs on four hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings to the Orioles on Wednesday evening.

Volquez was spotless through four innings but couldn't escape the fifth, in which he walked two batters, allowed three base hits and gave up a sac fly. Volquez struck out five Orioles but the one bad inning was all it took to ruin his night and earn him his sixth loss. He will head into his next start on Tuesday versus Cleveland with a 4.25 ERA and an unsightly 1.40 WHIP.
Jun 8 - 11:00 PM

Edinson Volquez struggled in Friday's loss to the Indians, surrendering five runs on seven hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work.

The right-hander struck out five and walked four in the ballgame. The Indians got to him with the long ball in this one, with Yan Gomes blasting a solo homer in the second inning and Tyler Naquin adding another to chase Volquez in the seventh. He'll carry a disappointing 4.15 ERA and 1.43 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Jun 3 - 9:54 PM

Edinson Volquez tossed a quality start in Sunday's no-decision against the White Sox, yielding three runs on seven hits over six innings.

Volquez struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. While the White Sox weren't teeing off on him by any stretch of the imagination, they managed to scrape out a run in the second inning and two more in the fifth. Volquez showcases erratic tendencies at times -- his 1.38 WHIP shows that well enough -- but holds a perfectly respectable 3.74 ERA through 67 1/3 innings. A road date with the Indians shows next on his schedule.
May 29 - 6:24 PM

Edinson Volquez allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Twins on Tuesday.

The start was reminiscent of most of Volquez' starts in recent weeks -- lots of baserunners, and lots of ground balls to help limit the damage. The win moved him to 5-4 on the year with a 3.67 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. Volquez will next face the White Sox on Sunday.
May 25 - 12:11 AM

Edinson Volquez surrendered four runs in six innings to take a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Volquez gave up two homers in this one after allowing four in his first eight starts of the year. After a great first three weeks, he's 1-4 with a 6.00 ERA in his last five starts.
May 19 - 12:03 AM

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