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36 Edinson Volquez SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/220 | Birthdate: 7/3/1983 | Birthplace: Barahona, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $5,725,000 | Owned/Started%: 91/67 | Average Draft Position: 235.20
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Royals SP Edinson Volquez good enough to win Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2015) Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez wasn't sharp Monday night in Cleveland. But he didn't have to be.

Volquez received tremendous run support and cruised to his 10th win in 15 decisions. His five walks was one off his season high, but he allowed just three runs on six hits in six innings with four strikeouts.

It appeared that his outing would be marred only by a monster home run to center field by Carlos Santana, but the two baserunners he left in the seventh after his departure also scored.

Volquez is on a roll. He has given up eight runs in his last 30 1/3 innings pitched and is 4-1 in his last five starts.


Royals SP Edinson Volquez allows one run in Wednesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez scattered eight hits over 7 2/3 innings to receive his ninth win of the season during Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Pirates.

Volquez only gave up one run during the outing. He also struck out eight and walked one. He is now 9-5 with a 3.15 ERA.

It was his first win since June 26. Volquez has earned a quality start in each of his last two starts.


Royals' Edinson Volquez has four-game win streak snapped


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) Royals starter Edinson Volquez lost to the White Sox on Friday, dropping to 8-5 on the season. 

Volquez snapped a personal four-decision winning streak and lost for the first time since June 5.

Volquez allowed two runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, just the second time he's lasted into the seventh inning in the last seven starts. 


Royals SP Edinson Volquez gets no decision after shaky start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Staked to a seven-run lead, Royals starter Edinson Volquez couldn't make it out of the sixth inning and earned a no-decision Sunday. 

Volquez's start fell apart in the sixth, as the Blue Jays tagged him for four runs in an eight-run frame. Volquez allowed only one earned run, however, as an error by second baseman Omar Infante loomed large in the inning. 

Volquez has not made it out of the sixth in any of his last three starts, which is a big reason why he hasn't been able to build on a four-game winning streak, thanks to three straight no-decisions. 


Royals to open second half with Chris Young, Edinson Volquez


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday he will go with pitchers Chris Young and Edinson Volquez during the day-night doubleheader against the White Sox on Friday, reports MLB.com.

Yost added that he was comfortable with his rotation moving forward into the second half of the season.

"I don't need to see much improvement because I'm the one who is dictating how far they go," Yost. "I've taken these guys out of games after the sixth inning when they obviously could have gone farther because we have such a dynamic bullpen."


Royals SP Edinson Volquez allows one run in Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Despite producing a solid outing during Tuesday's start against the Rays, Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez received a no-decision during the 7-1 win.

Volquez, who pitched the second game of the doubleheader, allowed one run on five hits over five innings of work. He also struck out five and walked three. His biggest mistake was giving up a solo home run to John Jaso in the third inning.

"I never really got loose tonight and had trouble with the grip [in the rain]. But I felt lucky to get through five," Volquez said, per MLB.com.

Volquez has not pitched more than five innings in each of his last two starts. After going on a four-game winning streak, Volquez is now winless in his last two starts.


Monday's Rays-Royals game postponed due to rain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Monday's game between the Rays and Royals has been postponed due to inclement weather, the teams announced.

The teams will play a doubleheader Tuesday at Kansas City. Game 1 will feature Matt Moore and Chris Young on the mound. The Rays will call up pitcher Matt Andriese to start Game 2 against  Edinson Volquez, reports the Tampa Bay Times.


Royals P Edinson Volquez strikes out 8 in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed five earned runs in a no-decision during Wednesday night's 6-5 loss to the Astros. 

Volquez went five innings, gave up eight hits, walked one batter and struck out eight. Volquez pitched four strong before allowing four runs in the fifth. Volquez now has an ERA of 3.48 this season. 


Edinson Volquez wins fourth straight for Royals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Royals starter Edinson Volquez won his fourth straight start on Friday, over Oakland. 

Volquez allowed one run on three hits over seven innings. He has a 2.96 ERA over his last four starts and improved to 8-4 with the victory. 


Royals SP Edinson Volquez shaky, but earns victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Edinson Volquez did not have his best stuff Saturday, but wound up adding another "W" to his ledger when the Royals rallied for a win over the Red Sox. 

Volquez lasted just 5 1/3 innings while giving up a season-high four runs on eight hits. He didn't strike out any batters and walked two, and appeared to be on the hook for the loss, but the Royals rallied for five runs in the fifth. 

"He wasn't real sharp tonight," Royals manager Ned Yost said, per MLB.com. "But he made pitches when he needed to."

Volquez has now won three straight games to improve to 7-4 on the season. 


Royals P Edinson Volquez gets sixth win of season vs. Brewers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed two earned runs in Monday night's 8-5 win over the Brewers. 

Volquez went five innings and gave up six hits, two walks and struck out two batters. He now holds a 3.10 ERA and improved to 6-4 for the season. His next start is projected for Saturday against the Red Sox. 


Sunday's Royals-Cardinals game is postponed


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Sunday's game between the Royals against the Cardinals has been postponed due to rain, the Cardinals announced.

The Cardinals were set to send pitcher John Lackey to the mound to go against Chris Young. Lackey will start Monday against the Twins instead.

Young will have his start moved to Tuesday at Milwaukee, while Edinson Volquez will start Monday, reports FOX Sports Kansas City.

No makeup date for Sunday's game has been announced.


Royals P Edinson Volquez strikes out 6 in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed only one earned run in Wednesday night's 7-2 win over the Twins. 

Volquez went seven innings, struck out six hitters and walked three. This is the fifth time in 11 starts that Volquez has allowed one run or fewer in a game. 

Volquez improved to 5-4 and now has an ERA of 3.07 this season. 

His next start is projected for June 16 against the Brewers. 


Royals' Edinson Volquez drops to 4-4 with loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) Royals starter Edinson Volquez allowed four runs in 5 1/3 innings to take the loss to Texas on Friday. 

Volquez gave up six hits, including a home run, walked three and struck out six. He blamed extra rest for his shaky performance. 

"I think seven days off took my rhythm off," Volquez said. "I was fighting myself to find the strike zone tonight. I threw a lot of good pitches, but not the way I was pitching before in the last couple games I pitched."

His next start is Wednesday, at Minnesota. 


Royals' Edinson Volquez gives up three runs in no-decision


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Royals starter Edinson Volquez gave up three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings but left with a no-decision in Friday's win over the Cubs.

Volquez walked one, struck out a season-high nine and allowed a home run.  His next start is Monday, against Cleveland. 


Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allows two runs in win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on four hits in six innings of work in Kansas City's 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Saturday in a rain-shortened game.

Volquez loaded the bases in the second inning when he walked back-to-back hitters. Then, Yadier Molina picked up an RBI on a groundout to third base. In the fifth, Volquez allowed three consecutive singles, leading to another run.

"I was kind of hurrying my throws a little bit," Volquez said to FOXSports.com. "I knew the rain was coming. I was trying to get past the fifth inning. I did it, too."

Volquez, now 4-3, moved his ERA to 2.77 in 55 1/3 innings of work. He will look to keep things rolling Friday against the Cubs.


Danny Duffy injury forces Royals to shuffle rotation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) The Royals will skip pitcher Danny Duffy in the starting rotation, per the Kansas City Star. Duffy is suffering from shoulder stiffness. 

"Yesterday as I got through warming up, it just grabbed a little bit. Felt like I needed a little WD-40 in there," Duffy said, per MLB.com.

Duffy was scheduled to pitch on Saturday. Edinson Volquez, originally scheduled to start on Sunday, will move up a day to replace Duffy on Saturday.

Yordano Ventura, scheduled for Monday, will also move up a day and pitch on Sunday.

Duffy will get bumped back to a Tuesday start.  


Royals' Edinson Volquez wins third with seven shutout IP


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Royals starter Edinson Volquez moved to 3-3 on the season with seven shutout innings on Sunday to beat the Yankees.

Volquez gave up three hits and didn't walk a batter, striking out five. He lowered his ERA to 2.74.

"He's just been very consistent for us all season," Royals manager Ned Yost said to MLB.com. "And today he was fantastic. The action on his pitches. He can start the ball in on lefties and it works its way back in by a lot. I mean, [catcher] Sal [Perez] has to work with the umpire because the pitches move so much. …Sal thinks they're strikes, so a lot of times he'll ask the umpire if he should move closer in and maybe that will give the umpire a better look at the pitches.

Volquez's next start will be next Sunday, against St. Louis.


Royals P Edinson Volquez gives up four wins in no-decision


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed four earned runs in a no-decision during Tuesday night's 7-6 win over the Rangers in 10 innings. 

Volquez gave up six hits, three walks and three strikeouts in give innings. He now has a 3.19 ERA for the season. 

Volquez has now surrendered nine earned runs and 12 walks in the past three weeks. 

Closer Greg Holland pitched the ninth and 10th innings and earned his first win of the season. 

Volquez's next start is projected for Sunday against the Yankees. 


Blister forces early exit for Royals P Edinson Volquez


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals pitched Edinson Volquez was only able to go three innings in his team's 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday. 

Royals manager Ned Yost said Volquez developed a blister on his hand that popped during the game, according to FOX Sports Kansas City. That led to command issues, which forced him out of the game.

"I have been dealing with that the last couple of starts and today was the worst," Volquez said, via MLB.com. "When it [burst] in the second inning, I didn't say anything. But the last inning, I couldn't grip the ball. It was tough to throw."

After giving up a run in the second inning, Volquez faced eight batters and allowed two runs in the third. Franklin Morales relieved Volquez in the fourth, went two innings and earned the win. Morales is now 3-0 this season with a 4.50 ERA. 

Volquez now has a 2.65 ERA. He struck out three batters and walked six.

Yost isn't expecting for Volquez to miss a start with this minor injury. 

"I asked the trainers if he would have to miss a start," Yost said, "and right away they said, 'No, we'll harden it up before his next start.' … I trust our trainers."


Royals righty Edinson Volquez falls short in loss to Tigers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Royals starter Edinson Volquez was good Saturday night. Just not good enough.

Detroit southpaw David Price was simply better than Volquez, who allowed two runs on five hits in six innings with three walks and four strikeouts.

"I'll take it," Volquez told MLB.com after his performance, which followed a five-game suspension. "But the biggest thing for us is wins. [Price] was better than me. We all know what he can do. He's not a surprise. He competes and throws a lot of strikes."

His No. 1 nemesis was Tigers second-spot hitter Ian Kinsler, who drove in both runs with a groundout in the third and single in the fifth.

Volquez will hope for a worse performance from his pitching foe Thursday against reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber and the Indians.


Royals righty Edinson Volquez drops appeal to suspension


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) One day after giving up five runs in the sixth inning and taking the loss, Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez has done some more giving up. He has dropped his appeal and will begin serving his five-game suspension for his role in the Thursday brawl with the White Sox, per USA Today.

Volquez can no longer make his scheduled start Friday against Detroit, but would be eligible to pitch Saturday.

The good news in regard to Volquez is that four of the runs he allowed Sunday were unearned, leaving his ERA at a still-sparkling 1.91.


Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez strikes out six in losing effort


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed five runs, one earned, on five hits in 5 2/3 innings of work in Kansas City's 5-3 loss to the White Sox Sunday. 

Everything fell apart for Volquez in the sixth inning when after two men reached with one out, Volquez threw a wild pitch and then a fielding error allowed a run to score. Adam LaRoche then ripped an RBI single to left center to bring home another run before Conor Gillaspie connected for an RBI single to right to bring home two more runs.

"The first five innings he was awesome," manager Ned Yost said of Volquez. "I had [pitching coach] Dave [Eiland] go back and look at the pitches and none of them were horrible pitches. They just found holes, they hit the ball and we had a chance to maybe turn a tough double play -- it wasn't by any means a routine double play -- but that would have got him out of the inning."

Volquez, who also struck out six with two walks, lowered his ERA to 1.91, but moved his record to 2-2 on the year. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Tigers.


Royals-White Sox postponed due to inclement weather Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) The Royals and White Sox game scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to inclement weather in Chicago. Scheduled starters for the game, Edinson Volquez and John Danks, will have their starts pushed back to Sunday, pushing everyone in the rotation back one day.

Volquez has a career 1-1 record against the White Sox with a 4.26 ERA and eight strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. Danks, meanwhile, has a career 7-1 record against Kansas City with a 2.63 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 109 1/3 innings pitched.


Five ejected from White Sox-Royals Thursday after brawl


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) A comebacker by White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton to Royals starter Yordano Ventura for the final out in the seventh inning ignited a benches-clearing brawl in Thursday's game between the two teams, resulting in five players getting ejected.

Ventura could be seen mouthing an expletive to Eaton, taking apparent umbridge with the comebacker or something that Eaton may have said on his way to first base. After the ruckus was finally settled, the umpires ejected Ventura along with outfielder Lorenzo Cain and pitcher Edinson Volquez. White Sox starter Chris Sale and teammate Jeff Samardzija were also hit with ejections, ending the night of both starting pitchers in one fell swoop.

Ventura, who was ejected for the second time this season and is likely facing a lengthy suspension, finished the night with two earned runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings along with eight strikeouts.

Sale threw 70 of his 99 pitches for strikes but managed to rack up just two strikeouts before being ejected. He also allowed two earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings of work.

Play resumed in the top of the eighth inning with the two teams tied 2-2.