Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:38:58 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have already tweaked the delivery of SP Edinson Volquez, and they think he's in great physical shape heading into this season. "The challenge is command," general manager Neal Huntington said. "Staying in the strike zone and attacking the strike zone. But analytically, we saw a guy who can strike people out and get ground balls. It's the walks (4.8 per nine innings pitched) that are the challenge."
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 14:02:21 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent SP Edinson Volquez (Dodgers) to a one-year, $5 million deal Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Fantasy Tip: Volquez becomes the Bucs' latest reclamation pitching project after they turned Francisco Liriano around last season. Volquez has had control problems his entire career. If he can get that fixed, he could be a surprise in Pittsburgh. Don't forget about him.
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:48:07 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Edinson Volquez (thumb) remains on track to make his next scheduled start Friday, Sept. 20, against the San Diego Padres. He left his previous outing due to a blister on his thumb, but he was able to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Sept. 18, without any issue.
Mon, 02 Sep 2013 22:14:34 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Edinson Volquez will get the start Wednesday, Sept. 4, against the Colorado Rockies.
Fantasy Tip: Volquez is 0-4 with a 13.08 ERA in five starts against the Rockies this season, walking 13 batters, striking out just 11 and allowed 43 hits in 21 1/3 innings. The Rockies are hitting .406 against him this season, so if you're in a daily NL-only fantasy league, he should be avoided.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:35:35 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said SP Edinson Volquez will initially be used out of the bullpen.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:51:02 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with free-agent SP Edinson Volquez (Padres) Wednesday, Aug. 28. The major league deal is pending a physical and other undisclosed details. The San Diego Padres will pay all but prorated minimum of $5.725 million.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain where exactly Volquez fits in, but Chris Capuano might be pitching hurt and could use a break. With rosters expanding Sept. 1, roster space isn't expected to be a problem. Volquez remains useful only in NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats for his strikeout potential.
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:56:55 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. indicated the team has talked about the possibility of pursuing San Diego Padres SP Edinson Volquez after he is released.
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:27:16 -0700
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black is waiting to announce a starting pitcher for the game Wednesday, Aug. 28, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The spot is vacant because the team designated SP Edinson Volquez for assignment last week. Ps Robbie Erlin and Tim Stauffer appear to be in the mix to fill the role, at least temporarily.
Sat, 24 Aug 2013 15:23:57 -0700
The San Diego Padres have designated SP Edinson Volquez for assignment.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:12:32 -0700
The San Diego Padres are inclined to deal 3B Chase Headley at the trading deadline, but it is more likely SP Edinson Volquez and or CL Huston Street will be dealt away.