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36 Edinson Volquez SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/222 | Birthdate: 7/3/1983 | Birthplace: Barahona, DR | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $5,725,000 | Owned/Started%: 43/18 | Average Draft Position: 291.73
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Pirates announce post-break rotation plans


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:55 am ET) Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano, who returned from the 15-day disabled list Sunday at Cincinnati, will start the first game out of the All-Star break for the Pirates, according to MLB.com.

He will be followed in a three-game series vs. Colorado by Charlie Morton and Jeff Locke. Edinson Volquez will then open a series against the Dodgers on July 21, and he will be followed by Vance Worley before the rotation resets.


Edinson Volquez back to being a viable mixed-leaguer


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/11/2014) The most notable aspect of Edinson Volquez's complete game gem at the St. Louis Thursday is that it wasn't an isolated event. Well, OK ... he hadn't gone nine innings yet this season, but he has excelled now in five of his last six starts, compiling an 0.90 ERA in his last four.

But before you rush out to pick him up, understand that he's not the strikeout pitcher he used to be, recording 18 strikeouts in 30 innings over those last four starts. That rate is skewed a bit by a one-strikeout performance at Tampa Bay June 23, but it's not so impressive either way. That doesn't invalidate his success, though. Volquez is throwing more strikes than usual, and it's probably not a coincidence he's doing it under the tutelage of pitching coach Ray Searage, who helped Francisco Liriano get his stuff under control last year and A.J. Burnett before that.

Volquez has always had good stuff -- the kind that shouldn't generate hard contact even when he's not missing bats -- so with this recent performance, he has at least established himself as a worthy streaming option in standard mixed leagues.


Edinson Volquez turns in complete game effort Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez turned in a complete game Thurday against the Cardinals.

Volquez pitched nine innings, allowing one run on six hits. He gave up two walks and struck out five during the start. Volquez threw 114 pitches. The only time Volquez ran into trouble was the third inning. Kolten Wong singled and stole second to open the inning. After a sacrifice bunt moved Wong to third, Matt Carpenter was able to hit a sacrifice fly. 

Volquez nearly found himself in a rough situation the following inning, as he allowed two singles to open the fourth. He was able to work around the jam, and wasn't threatened by the Cardinals the rest of the game. 

The win brings Volquez to 8-6 on the year. His next start will come shortly after the All-Star break. 


Edinson Volquez gets over .500 with win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez won his third start in a row Saturday, in a 3-2 win over the Phillies.

Volquez was effectively wild in his seven strong innings, allowing one run despite walking four batters and allowing four hits. He struck out five batters on 106 pitches for the win, which finally got him over .500 for the first time since April.

After winning his third straight start, Volquez is now 7-6 on the season. He lowered his ERA to 3.88 in 102 innings of work heading into Thursday's start in St. Louis. 


Edinson Volquez tosses six scoreless for sixth win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez tossed six scoreless innings Sunday, leading Pittsburgh to a 5-2 win against the Mets. He allowed eight hits and one walk, while striking out seven.

Volquez (6-6) opened the game with strikeouts of Eric Young and Ruben Tejada, and pitched with a three-run lead after one inning.

He ran into some trouble in the third inning, as New York put runners on first and third with one out. Though, Volquez escaped the jam unscathed. The Mets had two runners on base again in the fourth and sixth innings, but once again Volquez emerged without yielding a run.

The right-hander has wins in five of his last eight starts. He's allowed two or fewer runs six times in that span. Volquez will be back on the hill next Sunday against the Phillies.


Edinson Volquez twirls eight one-run innings in win Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez earned a win Monday after giving up just one earned run on five hits and two walks in eight innings and striking out one in his team's 8-1 victory over the Rays.

Volquez (5-6) has sandwiched an ugly eight-run outing between two excellent performances in his last three starts, and though the pitcher didn't have overpowering stuff Monday, he was able to coast to a win after giving up a run in the first inning. Volquez owns a 4.35 ERA and 56:30 K:BB ratio in 89 innings. His next test is scheduled for Saturday against the Mets.


Edinson Volquez can't escape third inning in loss vs. Reds


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez was hammered in a loss Wednesday, giving up eight earned runs on six hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 11-4 defeat against the Reds.

Volquez (4-6) gave up a run in the second inning before the fireworks started in the third. After retiring the first batter of the inning, seven straight batters reached base safely before Volquez was removed, and another two picked up hits and drove in three runs before the reliever was able to record the final two outs of the inning. Volquez owns a 4.67 ERA and 55:28 K:BB ratio in 81 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rays Monday.


Edinson Volquez gets back on track with dominant outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez (4-5) got back on track and outdueled Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs for the win Thursday night. The right-hander permitted seven hits and two walks while striking out five in seven scoreless innings of a 4-0 victory.

Volquez lowered his ERA from 4.27 to 3.89 on the year. He owns a 1.18 WHIP and 53:25 K:BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Wednesday at home against Cincinnati.

Edinson Volquez doesn't get much help in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez lost for the first time in four starts Saturday, as the Pirates fell 9-3 to the Brewers.

Volquez finished six solid innings, but left in line for the loss even before the bullpen melted down. He was tagged for four runs -- three earned -- in his six innings of work, while allowing four runs and two walks. Volquez struck out four batters on 100 pitches in the loss.

Volquez fell to 3-5 with the loss, while his ERA rose slightly to 4.27. He will look to get back to winning in his next outing, set for Thursday against the Cubs. 


Edinson Volquez lasts only five innings in win over Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez (3-4) lasted only five inning on Sunday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, but it was enough to give him his third victory of the season. The right-hander surrendered two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings of a 5-3 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 16 innings, Volquez has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 4.25 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP through his first 65 2/3 innings of work. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Milwaukee.


Edinson Volquez walks five in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez struggled with his control while lasting just five innings in a no-decision against the Mets Tuesday.

Volquez limited the Mets to just two runs in five innings of work, but exited the game down, 2-0. He allowed those two runs on four hits, along with five walks and six strikeouts, both of which are season-high totals.

Volquez settled for a no-decision in the 4-2 loss, while lowering his ERA to 4.30. He is 2-4 heading into his next start, set for Sunday against the Dodgers. 


Edinson Volquez finally gets back on the win column


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez put together a quality start on Thursday against the Nationals, improving to 2-4 on the year. The right-hander permitted one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings of a 3-1 win.

Volquez picked up his first win since April 17. Over his last three starts covering 17 innings, Volquez has allowed nine earned runs. He will make his next start Tuesday against the Mets in New York.

Edinson Volquez struggles again in loss to Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez continued to struggle on Saturday against the Yankees, dropping to 1-4 on the year in a 7-1 defeat. The right-hander was shelled for five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four in 6 1/3 innings. 55 of his 81 pitches were called strikes.

Volquez has allowed five-plus runs in three of his last four starts. He owns a 4.71 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP in 49 2/3 innings. He will make his next start at home against Washington on Thursday.

Edinson Volquez gets rained out Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez had his start rained out Friday against the Yankees.

The team will play a double-header Sunday May 18. Volquez is still listed as the team's probable starter for Saturday, and should face David Phelps a day later than expected. Over 43 1/3 innings, Volquez posted a 4.36 ERA. 


Edinson Volquez struggles yet again in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez was improved Saturday against the Cardinals, but still struggled as his winless streak reached four starts in a 4-3 loss.

Volquez, who had allowed six runs in each of his previous two starts, gave up just three this time around. However, he struggled with his command and lasted just 4 2/3 innings, walking four batters and allowing four hits, while also striking out four batters. He settled for a no-decision in the loss.

Volquez has not won since April 17, and is now 1-3 on the season with a 4.36 ERA in seven starts. He is set to take the mound next Thursday, in Milwaukee. 


Edinson Volquez dealt third straight loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez suffered a third straight loss during Sunday's 7-2 defeat against the Blue Jays. Volquez allowed six runs for the second straight start, while allowing seven hits and three walks in five innings.

Volquez (1-3) retired the side in order in the first inning before running into trouble in the second. Toronto went ahead 4-1 on Colby Rasmus' fourth career grand slam. Volquez loaded the bases with two walks and an infield single.

Volquez didn't allow another run until Melky Cabrera belted a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Volquez struck out three batters Sunday.

The right-hander's ERA has risen from 1.93 to 4.19 over his last two starts. He will look to put an end to his losing skid when he returns to action Saturday against the Cardinals.


Edinson Volquez hammered by Cardinals


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez got rocked Sunday by the Cardinals, allowing six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of a 7-0 loss. It was easily Volquez's worst start this season.

Volquez (1-2) gave up two homers to Jhonny Peralta among the Cards' seven hits. Volquez fanned two and walked one while seeing his ERA rise to 3.21.

Volquez should face Toronto in his next start.


Edinson Volquez takes tough first loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez continued his solid start to the season Tuesday, but had to settle for his first loss as he was outdueled in a 4-1 loss to the Reds.

Volquez made very few mistakes through his seven innings of work, but he didn't have much room for error with Johnny Cueto tossing his second complete game in a row. Volquez opened the game with six shutout innings, before allowing a pair of runs in the seventh inning, an that was enough to get him saddled with the loss.

Volquez was charged with two runs on five hits and a walk in his seven innings of work. He struck out three while throwing 71 of 100 pitches for strikes in the loss.

Volquez is now just 1-1 through four starts, despite a 1.93 ERA in 28 innings of work. He will try to get back over .500 in his next start Sunday in St. Louis.


Edinson Volquez gets late help in first win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez continued his strong start to the season Thursday, and finally picked up his first win as he took down the Brewers, 11-2.

Volquez seemed destined for another no-decision, exiting the game after seven strong innings with the score tied 2-2. Fortunately, the Pirates offense came alive in the next earning, granting him the win.

Volquez was charged with two runs on eight hits and a walk over seven innings of work. He struck out just three, but was efficient throughout the game, needing just 77 pitches to finish his seven innings of work.

Volquez has opened the season well, posting a 1.71 ERA in four appearances, three starts. He will look for his second win in his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Reds.  


Edinson Volquez tosses quality start in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Pirates starter Edinson Volquez tossed a quality start on Saturday, but was forced to settle for a no-decision against the Brewers.

Volquez surrendered a solo home run to Carlos Gomez in the opening frame and a second run on a wild pitch in the next inning. He yielded two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and two walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings pitched. He tossed 93 pitches, 63 of which were strikes.

Volquez has not allowed more than one earned run in each of his first three starts. He'll make his fourth start on Thursday against Milwaukee.


Edinson Volquez settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez fell one out shy of a quality start on Sunday, settling for a no-decision on a 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

Volquez , who made a relief appearance on Thursday, allowed a run-scoring triple to Jon Jay in the sixth inning for his only blemish of the afternoon. He gave up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out four over 5 2/3 innings pitched. He tossed 81 pitches, 53 of which were strikes.

Volquez will make his second start on Saturday at Milwaukee.

Edinson Volquez used in relief Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) With the Pirates coming off a 16-inning win Wednesday, starting pitcher Edinson Volquez was used in relief during Thursday's 3-2 loss against the Cubs.

Volquez made just his sixth career relief appearance Thursday, though, he performed pretty well in the role. Volquez tossed two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two batters.

Trying to save their relievers, the Pirates used Volquez's appearance Thursday as his side session leading up to Sunday's start against the Cardinals. Manager Clint Hurdle said he will see how Volquez feels after Thursday's outing, but he's still scheduled to start Sunday.


Pirates announce rotation plans for start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Pirates announced their rotation plans for the start of the season, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Assuming he will be ready to pitch, Francisco Liriano will remain the starter for opening day. He will be followed by Charlie Morton, Wandy Rodriguez and Gerrit Cole. Liriano will then make another start before Edinson Volquez gets his first start of the season.


Edinson Volquez surrenders four runs vs. Yankees


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks in five innings while striking out four in his team's 4-0 loss to the Yankees Friday.

It's been an ugly spring for Volquez, who has given up 17 runs (15 earned) in 14 innings. He owns a 9.64 ERA and 12:7 K:BB ratio this spring.


Edinson Volquez expected to be part of Pirates' rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) It's been quite the adventure for Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez this spring. The veteran right-handed pitcher is 0-2 with an 11.00 ERA and 2.11 WHIP through four appearances (two starts).

Despite his struggles, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington all but guaranteed Volquez will be in the opening day rotation, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"Barring injury, we see Edinson in our rotation to start the season," Huntington said. "We believe in the stuff. We believe we can help him."