Volstad was given an unconditional release by the Braves on Saturday. Volstad and fellow possible innings eater Kyle Kendrick were absolutely rocked in spring training, with Volstad allowing eight earned runs in 2.2 innings with a 4.12 WHIP. A release from the Braves will have the 29-year-old looking for another team to give him a shot at the majors, but it's going to be a hard sell for a pitcher with a 4.92 career ERA.
Volstad was signed to a minor league contract by the Braves, JJ Cooper of Baseball America reports. Volstad made one appearance with the Pirates before finding his way with Triple-A Indianapolis for much of 2015. The 29-year-old will be invited to spring training, but it's unlikely he will provide Atlanta with anything more than organizational depth in 2016.
The Pirates designated pitcher Chris Volstad for assignment Sunday, the team announed. Volstad tossed two scoreless innings during his lone appearance this season. Volstad was designated to make room for infielder Steve Lombardozzi. Lombardozzi is a career .265 hitter with five home runs and 52 RBI in 782 at-bats.
The Pirates recalled pitcher Chris Volstad from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday. Volstad, who has not pitched in the majors since 2013, went 5-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 14 outings (12 starts) for Indianapolis.
The Orange County Register reports Friday the Angels are expected to release pitcher Chris Volstad from his minor-league contract in the coming days. Volstad signed a minor-league deal with a Korean team, so a release will free him up to take the job overseas. Volstad appeared in just six games for the Rockies last season, allowing 10 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings of work. He has a 4.94 ERA in 703 2/3 major-league innings in six season.
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