Blister, thumb and knee injuries caused Edinson Volquez to miss time in 2017, and while he was working his way back from the knee injury, it was revealed that he had a torn UCL in his pitching elbow. He underwent Tommy John surgery in early August, and the Marlins opted to release him in December to free up a 40-man roster spot. If everything goes well with his rehab, a return in late 2018 is possible, and it will be interesting to see if a team will try to sign him on a two-year deal with the hope of getting him at a discount for 2019. Prior to getting hurt, Volquez was carrying his highest strikeout rate (7.9 K/9) since 2012, but the extra strikeouts came with his highest walk rate since 2012 as well (5.2 BB/9). Considering that Volquez will turn 35 before he's ready to pitch in his next competitive game, interest may be tepid until he proves he's fully recovered from the procedure.
Volquez (elbow) was released by Miami on Wednesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Volquez is recovering from a UCL tear that warranted Tommy John surgery in early August. He was released in order to create a spot on the team's 40-man roster. As Spencer notes, the Marlins could choose to re-sign the right-hander to a minor-league deal while he sits out most, if not all, of the 2018 season rehabbing from the injury. During 17 starts with the team this past year, he posted a 4.19 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 92.1 innings. Miami still owes Volquez $13 million from the contract he signed last November,
Volquez underwent successful Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow Friday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Volquez was diagnosed with a UCL tear this past Tuesday and will likely miss most, if not all, of the 2018 season while recovering from this injury. The right-hander is also dealing with patellar tendinitis in his knee, an issue that has sidelined him since early July.
Volquez (knee) was diagnosed with a UCL tear Tuesday and will undergo Tommy John surgery Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Volquez has been on the shelf since early July with patellar tendinitis in his knee, but he is also apparently dealing with a severe elbow injury. This is obviously a disappointing setback for the veteran pitcher who tossed a no-hitter just two months ago. Volquez will be sidelined for the foreseeable future and could realistically miss the entire 2018 campaign before becoming a free agent.
Volquez (knee) is not expected to return before the end of the 2017 season, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Volquez's rehab program hasn't been going well thus far, and given how far out of the playoff race the team is, it appears that the Marlins will just shut him down and let him prepare for 2018. No official word has come forth on this front, so a return during September isn't out of the question yet. If the veteran is in fact done for the season, he'll finish with a 4.19 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP as he heads into his second season with the Fish.
Manager Don Mattingly relayed that Volquez (knee) was able to throw Monday, but that things "did not go well," Tim Healey of the Sun Sentinel reports. Volquez has been on the disabled list with patellar tendinitis since July 7 and doesn't appear to be making much progress in his recovery, as evidenced by Mattingly's comments. The veteran pitcher will undergo a second opinion on his knee and doesn't figure to rejoin the Marlins' rotation in the near future.