Volstad was promoted by the White Sox on Friday. Volstad has spent the entirety of the 2017 season with Triple-A Charlotte, starting 18 games and appearing in nine out of the bullpen. During those contests, the right-hander has posted a 5.57 ERA and 1.56 WHIP over 118 innings. Volstad has last pitched in the majors with Pittsburgh in 2015, but hasn't seen consistent action since 2012 while he was a member of the Cubs. Moving forward, he will likely be used out of the bullpen, and could see time as a middle reliever for the club throughout the rest of the month.
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.