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Volquez continued his early season success, holding the Twins to one run in seven innings Monday.

Despite his two starts against the Twins, Volquez's 1.99 ERA is still impressive. He has struck out 17 against just three walks thus far this season. Volquez will continue his first season in Kansas City this weekend against the White Sox.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 6 days ago

Volquez allowed three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven in 7.2 innings Wednesday against the Twins.

Volquez gave up a two-run homer to Oswaldo Arcia in the fourth and a sac fly to Brian Dozier in the first, but otherwise, he was solid. Kansas City became the last team in the majors to lose this season, and Volquez will have a chance at redemption in his next start when he faces off against the Twins on Monday.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 2 weeks ago

Volquez (1-0) had a dominant first start of the year Thursday, striking out five while holding the White Sox to just a single run on four hits and a walk over eight innings.

Volquez is coming off a strong year with Pittsburgh, but it's worth noting that 2014 was the first time he managed to finish with a sub-4.00 ERA since way back in 2008 with the Reds. Back in the American League for the first time since 2007, he may not find the going as easy in future outings.

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Volquez surrendered four earned runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings in Monday's spring start.

Volquez now owns a dreadful 9.49 spring ERA, but the veteran remains optimistic about his performance moving forward. Despite the recent struggles, Volquez will still occupy the three-spot in the Royals' rotation in 2015, per the Kansas City Star.

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Volquez has agreed with the Royals for a two-year, $20 million contract, Jon Heyman reports.

This comes after a career year for Volquez with the Pirates, a 3.04 ERA over 192.2 innings. A huge part of that was Volquez's career low 8.8 BB/9. However, Volquez could be a major regression candidate for 2015, as last season featured him outperforming his FIP and xFIP by more than an entire run. Proceed with caution.

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Volquez has been confirmed as the Wild Card starter for the Pirates.

A surprising year from the Dominican gives him the chance to decide the Pirates' fate, head to Washington D.C. on Friday for a playoff series or watch another trip to the playoffs end early. Leading Pittsburgh with 190.2 innings pitched while sporting a 3.07 ERA, Volquez has been the team's most valuable pitcher this season. However, his FIP and xFIP are a full run higher than his ERA, so his strong regular season results might not be reproducible in the playoffs.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 7 months ago

Volquez would start in the NL Wild Card game for the Pirates on Wednesday, if necessary, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Volquez made his final start of the regular season Thursday, cashing in a strong performance of seven shutout innings for the Pirates. The team enters Sunday's games just one game back of the Cardinals for the NL Central lead, so if they're able to force a tie, the two teams would play Monday for the division title. In any case, if the Pirates end up in second place, they would play Wednesday in the NL Wild Card game. Volquez would take the hill in that contest on five days rest.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 7 months ago

Volquez (13-7) wrapped up his regular season on a high note Thursday, striking out 10 Braves over seven shutout innings while allowing just four hits and a walk.

One of the most inconsistent pitchers in the game throughout his career, Volquez had a breakout season as a 31-year-old, posting a 3.04 ERA and 1.23 WHIP -- both career bests. Quite the turnaround from last year's 6.01 ERA as a Padre. Next up: the playoffs.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 7 months ago

Despite giving up four hits and walking five, Volquez allowed just one earned run in seven innings Sunday. He struck out five.

He struggled with his control -- throwing only 58 of 98 pitches for strikes -- but a rare triple play helped the righty out of a jam. Volquez will face the Brewers at PNC Park in an NL Central showdown in Week 25.

Edinson Volquez SP KC 8 months ago

Volquez was terrific Wednesday against St. Louis but did not factor into the decision after shutting out the Cardinals for 6.1 innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out five.

Volquez has been very good recently and for much of the season for the Pirates. He's proven to be an excellent offseason pickup, posting a 3.31 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 11-7 record on the season.