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.
Angels pitcher Chris Volstad is close to signing with the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Organization, MyKBO.net reports. Volstad reportedly signed a minor-league deal with the Angels in November that included an invitation to spring training, but it appears he'll be headed to Korea for the 2014 season instead. He allowed 10 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings over six appearances with the Rockies last season while also going 7-6 with a 4.58 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 57:44 K:BB ratio in 127 2/3 innings with Triple-A Colorado Springs.