Volstad was outrighted by the White Sox on Wednesday. With Volstad's removal from the 40-man roster, he will become a minor-league free agent following six appearances with Chicago this season. During that time, he accumulated a 4.66 ERA and 1.09 WHIP, and posted a 10:5 K:BB in 19.1 innings.
Volstad (1-2) allowed three runs on three hits and four walks while striking out two batters through six innings to take the loss against Cleveland on Sunday. The 31-year-old veteran has now made consecutive starts and allowed nine runs through 11 innings. It's not surprising to see Volstad struggle considering he last started in 2012. Considering his career trajectory and track record, it's unlikely Volstad lands on the fantasy radar in 2018.
Volstad (1-1) was hit hard in Tuesday's loss to the Angels. He allowed six runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three over five innings. Making his first big-league start since 2012, Volstad was able to retire the side in order in the first inning before running into trouble in the second. The 31-year-old allowed six hits in the frame, including home runs to Brandon Phillips, Luis Valbuena and Mike Trout. He was able to blank the Angels over the next three innings, but the damage had already been done. He'll face another tough test Sunday when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland.
Volstad will start Tuesday's game against the Angels, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports. Volstad will step into the rotation Tuesday to make his first major-league start since 2012. The 31-year-old will pitch in place of Carson Fulmer, who had his start pushed back due to a blister on his right index finger. Volstad owns a 1.08 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 8.1 innings out of the White Sox's bullpen this season. He held his own while pitching in relief of Fulmer on Thursday, allowing one run on three hits and striking out two batters in 4.1 innings.
Volstad (1-0) allowed one run on three hits while striking out two over 4.1 relief innings to pick up the win in Thursday's 3-1 victory over Houston. Volstad came on early when starter Carson Fulmer was removed after a third of an inning due to a blister. The 30-year-old Volstad had been a starter for the White Sox's Triple-A affiliate in Charlotte before getting a September callup to supplement the bullpen. Fulmer has two more turns through the rotation before the end of the season. If he's unable to go next Tuesday, Volstad's impressive showing Thursday should put him in line for a spot start.
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