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Edinson Volquez could return to Reds on Tuesday

Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:44 pm
Edited on: June 3, 2011 10:03 pm
By Evan Brunell

VolquezEdinson Volquez has made two starts in Triple-A since being demoted, with his most recent coming on Thursday when he allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings, continuing a streak of success -- the right-hander has allowed just one run in 14 1/3 innings. Reds manager Dusty Baker told on Friday that Volquez could rejoin the rotation next Tuesday, the day he's slated to pitch again.

"There's a good chance," Baker said. "I have to talk to him and see how he feels exactly and look him in the face and see his assessments of his own outings."

The Reds have Chad Reineke going on Monday and Mike Leake on Tuesday, but they could demote either one from the rotation to make room for Volquez, who might be the ace the Reds desperately need -- if he's finally turned things around after a 6.35-ERA start to the season in 10 starts.

In his two Triple-A starts, Volquez walked six and struck out seven. He threw 62 percent of his 112 pitches in Thursday's start for strikes, which is a strong number.

"I'm reading the reports, and the reports indicate he's throwing the ball well, throwing more strikes, and hopefully we can get him back in the rotation soon," Baker said. "He went down to accomplish what we wanted him to accomplish, which was to throw strikes, get ahead of the hitters and get his mechanics back. It appears he did what we asked him to do."

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Posted on: June 3, 2011 11:06 pm

Edinson Volquez could return to Reds on Tuesday

Before I  would Recall up Edison Volques, unless I placed him in the Bull Pen, I would Start 2nd year Pitcher Logan Ondrusek who is the Reds Middle Reliver/Set-Up Man now entering his second season as a Pro. This guy really has some Great Stuff. In his Rookie Season he was 5-0 with a 3.68 ERA. Thusfar this season he is 3-2 with 32 innings pitched and an ERA of around 1.50 after pitching a scoreless inning against the Dodgers. I think he has the right stuff  and can go 6 to 7 innings without getting hammered like Volques has been all season long. If Volquez has improved at all, he could be a Huge asset as the Middle Reliver/Set-Up Man for the Reds. Untill he has proven himself, I would not Start him in any format. Dusty thinks he's ready because he has had 2 very good outings in AAA. Dusty Baker better weigh his options before putting Edinson Volquez back in the Starting Lie Up. 

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