Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
2 weeks ago

Volquez agreed to a two-year, $22M contract with the Marlins on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Volquez spent the last two seasons with the Royals. He posted a 4.43 ERA through 389.2 innings to go along with a 294 strikeouts. The veteran, entering his twelfth season, figures to add a steady arm to the team's rotation.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
1 month ago

Volquez was not tendered a qualifying offer Monday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

$17.2 million is far more than the Royals are willing to pay for the right-hander's services, so this move comes as no surprise. Volquez had a horrific 2016 campaign, although his two seasons prior to that both produced serviceable results, which could help the 33-year-old sign a decent deal in a relatively weak free agent class.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
1 month ago

Volquez declined his mutual option Friday, making him a free agent.

EDGE Analysis

Volquez saw a definite decline in his numbers this past season, as his ERA ballooned to 5.37 thanks to a 1.1 HR/9. Despite this, his experience and relative success prior to last year will likely help him land a rotation spot somewhere in the league.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
2 months ago

Volquez allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in a no-decision against the Indians on Saturday. He also struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander benefitted from 24 called strikes, but he induced just nine swing-and-misses. In his final two outings, which lasted just 7.2 innings, he walked eight hitters. Volquez ends 2015 with less than desirable numbers. He went 10-11 with a 5.37 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, .286 batting average against and 139 strikeouts in 189.1 innings.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
2 months ago

Volquez (10-11) gave up four runs on six hits and four walks over 2.2 innings while striking out one to come away with a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals staked him to an early 7-0 lead, but when Volquez gave most of that back in the bottom of the third he got the quick hook. He's managed just one quality start in his last eight trips to the mound, posting an unsightly 7.05 ERA and 27:18 K:BB in 37 innings over that stretch. His final start of the season is scheduled for Friday at home against the Indians.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
3 months ago

Volquez threw 6.2 innings of one-run ball Tuesday against the Indians, giving up four hits and three walks while striking out five and taking a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

Volquez didn't have his best command Tuesday, throwing just 61 of 105 pitches for strikes and walking three. Yet the only damage he allowed was a solo homer to Carlos Santana with one out in the third. Unfortunately the Royals managed just one run against Josh Tomlin and the Indians, so Volquez was denied a win despite yielding fewer than two runs for the first time since July 24. Volquez. It was a nice rebound effort for Volquez, who was touched up for nine runs (eight earned) his last time out against Oakland.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
3 months ago

Volquez (10-11) lost after allowing nine runs (eight earned) on seven hits and four walks with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings Thursday in a 14-5 loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Volquez was unable to prevent Oakland from completing a four-game sweep at Kauffman Stadium. He wasn't the only Royals pitcher to take a beating, however, as the A's finished the series with 43 runs. The 33-year-old has taken a major step back in his second season with the Kansas City, as only James Shields has allowed more earned runs this year. Volquez will will try to bounce back in a tough road matchup against the Indians next Tuesday.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
3 months ago

Volquez allowed four runs on nine hits and two walks over five innings Saturday against the White Sox while striking out one. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year old Volquez has now surrendered exactly four earned runs in four of his last five starts, and his ERA and WHIP on the season have grown to 5.02 and 1.47. At this stage in his career, he can be effective, but it must be noted that he's regressed fairly significantly since 2015, when he posted a 3.55 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. His next scheduled start is September 15 against Kendall Graveman and the Oakland A's.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
3 months ago

Volquez (10-10) allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over 6.2 innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Volquez has failed to post a quality start in any of his last eight outings, and he's seen his ERA go from 4.70 to 5.02 on the season. After posting two of the three best seasons of his career in 2014 and 2015, he's reverted back to the form he typically showed during most of his first seven years in the league.

Edinson Volquez
SP MIA
3 months ago

Volquez (thumb) will move up a day in the Royals' rotation and start Sunday against the Tigers, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Volquez was previously slated to get an extra day of rest between starts due to the blister on his hand, but it appears that is no longer an issue, and he will pitch on normal rest Sunday in a key matchup with the Tigers.