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August 5, 2019 06:44 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Beginning rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with the Rangers' Arizona League affiliate Wednesday.

Volquez made just two appearances this season before being sidelined with an elbow sprain in early elbow. He's expected to retire after the season but will apparently try to make it back for at least one more appearance before ending his career.

July 28, 2019 09:24 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Planning to retire after season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) said he plans to retire following the season, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Volquez said that he wanted to retire after landing on the injured list with an elbow sprain in April, but the Rangers apparently asked him to stick around and mentor some of the team's younger pitchers, per Weaver. The veteran right-hander -- who completed a 35-pitch side session Saturday and is slated to throw live BP on Tuesday -- is still hoping to return in time to pitch out of the bullpen this season before calling it quits.

July 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Nearing rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) is expected to throw live batting practice Tuesday and could begin a rehab assignment shortly afterwards, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Volquez was cleared to start throwing side sessions in mid-July, and he's scheduled for two more bullpens over the weekend before tossing live batting practice Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, he'll embark on a rehab stint in the near future and is optimistic about his chances of joining the Rangers' bullpen within the next few weeks, per Weaver.

July 13, 2019 11:32 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Throwing bullpen sessions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) has begun throwing bullpen sessions at the Rangers' spring training facility, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

With the Rangers angling for a postseason berth and in need of starting pitching depth, Volquez could be an option for them in August. They could also add a starter from another team before the trade deadline.

May 22, 2019 07:44 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: To begin throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) will make 25 throws at 65 feet as he begins a throwing program, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The report didn't specify the day when the throwing program would begin, but it would be safe to assume Wednesday or Thursday. Volquez, who was cleared to throw over the weekend, is on a program designed to have him pitching from a mound by mid-July, making him an option for the rotation by August.

May 17, 2019 11:56 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Cleared for throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) has been cleared to play catch, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Volquez has been shut down from throwing for the last month while recovering from a right elbow sprain, but he's been granted the green light to begin playing catch. Only time will tell whether the right-hander will manage to return from the injured list without requiring Tommy John surgery.

April 13, 2019 04:56 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday.

The move doesn't have much of an impact on Volquez's timeline, as he's been shut down from throwing for 4-to-6 weeks and will still need time to build back up after that period if tests reveal that he won't need Tommy John surgery. He'll vacate a spot on the 40-man roster, with Danny Santana's contract selected in a corresponding move.

April 13, 2019 02:12 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Shut down 4-to-6 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) won't undergo an MRI but will be shut down from throwing for 4-to-6 weeks, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

It's possible the veteran simply doesn't want to hear the bad news, as he's stated that he would likely elect to retire rather than undergo a third Tommy John surgery should such a procedure be recommended. He could still pitch again this season if the rest period proves to be enough for his elbow to recover.

April 11, 2019 05:48 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: MRI on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez will undergo an MRI on his sore right elbow Thursday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

The speculation is that Volquez will retire rather than have what would be a third Tommy John surgery.

April 5, 2019 08:16 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Heads to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday due to a right elbow sprain, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Volquez didn't look sharp in either of his first two outings of 2019, although it's unclear if the injury had anything to do with his poor performance. A timetable for his return has yet to be established at this point, but Volquez did add that he plans to retire if Tommy John surgery is necessary, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Kyle Bird has been recalled with Volquez heading to the shelf.

April 5, 2019 02:20 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Labors against Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez didn't factor into the decision against the Angels on Thursday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over 3.2 innings, striking out three and walking four as the Rangers eventually prevailed 11-4.

His teammates struck for five runs in the first inning to stake him to a big lead, but Volquez couldn't capitalize on the opportunity and get a win, finding himself unable to get out of the fourth inning as the Angels chased him after forcing him to throw 83 pitches. The 35-year-old is not off to a good start to the season, as he's now given up six earned runs in just 7.2 innings over his first two outings, to go along with an ugly 6:8 K:BB.

March 31, 2019 06:20 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Escapes with no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Cubs, giving up four runs on six hits and four walks over four innings while striking out three.

Making his first big-league start since undergoing Tommy John surgery in August of 2017, Volquez showed every inch of that rust, throwing 49 of 80 pitches for strikes and managing only seven swinging strikes. Joey Gallo took him off the hook for a loss with his game-winning homer in the eighth inning, but the 35-year-old right-hander will still need to show more than this if he wants to keep his rotation spot. Volquez will next take the mound Thursday on the road against the Angels.

March 26, 2019 02:04 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Runs out of steam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez allowed four runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three over 3.1 innings Monday against the Indians.

Volquez dodged trouble the first three innings and was aided by a runner thrown out at the plate, before he was nicked for all four runs in the fourth. He walked two batters, hit another, then gave up a grand slam to the ninth hitter, Eric Stamets. The 35-year-old right-hander, who's coming off Tommy John elbow surgery, made five spring starts for a total of 13.1 innings. The Rangers' bullpen will be on call early in the season whenever Volquez starts, beginning Saturday, March 30, against the Cubs.

March 17, 2019 07:16 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Likely to start second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Chris Woodward tentatively announced a rotation for the season-opening series against the Cubs that has Volquez pitching the second game of the season, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. If the schedule holds, Volquez would pitch Saturday, March 30.

Woodward does not want to have the three projected starters that are coming back from Tommy John elbow surgery to pitch consecutively, so he plans to move Volquez behind Mike Minor and ahead of Lance Lynn. The reason behind the move is that the manager does not want to put stress on a bullpen that may be needed to pitch a lot if the Tommy John survivors can't get deep into games.

March 10, 2019 10:40 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Up to three innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez allowed two hits and struck out two over three innings in Saturday's game against the White Sox.

Volquez, who did not pitch last season while recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery, made his third start of spring and hasn't walked a batter yet. "It was good," Volquez told T.R. Sullivan of after Saturday's outing. "Mixing my pitches, pitching backwards [offspeed early in counts], throwing strikes. I think my fastball command was better today than last time. That's the idea right now: get ahead in the count and get these guys out." Volquez has fired five consecutive scoreless innings and feels confident about his return from elbow surgery. As Texas' rotation is lined up right now, the 35-year-old right-hander is slated to start the third game of the season against the Cubs.

March 5, 2019 11:24 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Better in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez allowed a hit and struck out one in Monday's game against the Rockies.

Volquez retired six of the seven batters he faced, a marked improvement over his first spring start (four runs, one inning). The right-hander attributed the better results to mixing in other pitches. "Better than the first one," Volquez told T.R. Sullivan of "The first one I just threw hard to see if my arm is going to work. Today I decided to pitch a little better using my breaking balls, even behind in the count. I wanted to work on my breaking pitches to see how they were working in a real game. I threw a lot of curveballs, and my change was working." His fastball was working too, eliciting three groundball outs on the sinker while reaching as high as 97 mph.

February 28, 2019 06:12 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Toes rubber after 20-month hiatus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez allowed four runs on four hits and a hit batsman while striking out two over one inning Wednesday against the Cubs.

Volquez last stepped on a mound in 2017 before undergoing Tommy John elbow surgery in August of that year. The right-hander's fastball checked in at 97 mph, significantly up from the 93-94 range he's averaged for most of his career. Manager Chris Woodward looked past the results, noting his increased velocity. Volquez is the leading candidate to land the final spot in the Rangers' rotation.

November 30, 2018 10:12 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Major-league deal set in motion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Rangers on Thursday, Jon Heyman of reports.

The Rangers signed Volquez to a minor-league contract back in February, however, when they added him to the 40-man roster Nov. 20, it triggered an increase in pay. The agreement also includes around $5 million in incentives, per Heyman. Volquez was on the shelf for the 2018 campaign while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but he's expected to be healthy for spring training and should compete for a spot in the starting rotation.

November 21, 2018 11:52 AM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Returns to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) was added to the Rangers' 40-man roster Tuesday.

Volquez spent the 2018 season rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery in August of 2017 and should be ready to go come spring training. The 35-year-old had a 4.19 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 92.1 innings with the Marlins prior to suffering the UCL injury.

September 5, 2018 06:40 PM
Rangers' Edinson Volquez: Preparing to face hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Volquez (elbow) is expected to be ready to face hitters in the near future, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

After Volquez suffered a UCL tear that required Tommy John surgery in August 2017, the Rangers signed the right-hander to a two-year contract over the winter with the knowledge that he would spend the first season of the deal rehabbing. Now 13 months removed from the procedure, it appears Volquez has progressed to throwing off a mound, but it's unclear if the Rangers intend to have him toss batting practice before their campaign concludes Sept. 30. In any case, Volquez should be able to test out the health of his surgically repaired elbow against hitters at some point during the offseason, which would likely put him on track to contend for a rotation spot next spring.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 5.000 3.60033
vs RHB 2.200 13.50053
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2005TEX04 14.21630000 12.2252220321011
2006TEX16 7.29880000 33.1522827711715
2007TEX21 4.50660000 34.0341817421529
2008CIN176 3.2133320000 196.01678270141493206
2009CIN42 4.35990000 49.2342524653247
2010CIN43 4.3112120000 62.2593030633567
2011CIN57 5.7120200000 108.2106726919465104
2012SD1111 4.1432321100 182.21608884149105174
2013SD-LAD912 5.7133320000 170.119311410819377142
2014PIT137 3.0432311000 192.21667565171471140
2015KC139 3.5534331000 200.1190897916872155
2016KC1011 5.3734340000 189.121712411323776139
2017MIA48 4.1917171100 92.1784643835381
2019TEX00 7.04220000 7.210662086
Total 9387 4.4327827142001532.11491819755158757291316
Batting Stats
2005TEX6000000000 --- --- ---
2006TEX8000000000 --- --- ---
2007TEX6000000000 --- --- ---
2008CIN3361360103100 .098 .098 .098
2009CIN91601000800 .063 .063 .063
2010CIN121712001700 .167 .118 .118
2011CIN2126230011300 .148 .115 .115
2012SD3256240112900 .088 .089 .071
2013SD-LAD3342451412300 .140 .214 .119
2014PIT3253320232700 .089 .038 .038
2015KC34600000400 .000 .000 .000
2016KC34500000300 .000 .000 .000
2017MIA1726050111100 .214 .192 .192
2019TEX2000000000 --- --- ---
Total 279308152819815600 .114 .107 .091
Fielding Stats
2008CINP333235102412 .971
2009CINP99132920 .846
2011CINP2020169520 .875
2014PITP32313792531 .919
2015KCP34332271320 .909
2016KCP343439132510 .974
Total  27827126179171116 .958
More Pitching Stats
2005TEX01116 0.7510000 .40375 26.3 .6610
2006TEX03643 0.9141000 .359164 18.9 .5380
2007TEX02742 0.7420000 .262149 13.5 .4080
2008CIN5190168 1.2121120110 .232838 12.6 .3510
2009CIN05545 1.2720012 .191218 12.9 .3540
2010CIN06744 1.6841005 .253275 13.9 .3820
2011CIN313377 1.88164025 .259489 14.5 .4720
2012SD6208146 1.502210119 .236802 13.5 .3620
2013SD-LAD2211151 1.442420016 .282777 14.4 .4490
2014PIT6246172 1.53971015 .235809 11.7 .3590
2015KC1217208 1.14184003 .251850 12.1 .3720
2016KC1248166 1.59166015 .286853 14.3 .4390
2017MIA310577 1.45125004 .236397 13.1 .3780
2019TEX069 0.8910001 .32339 21.1 .5810
Total 2717601364 1.38152522675 .2566735 13.5 .4010
Postseason Pitching Stats
2010CIN01 21.60110000 1.24440020
2014PIT01 9.00110000 5.05551033
2015KC12 3.77550000 28.2181312321823
Total 14 5.35770000 35.1272221422326
Minor League Pitching Stats
2002 R-Texas12 2.68148000 47.0451914141458
2003 R-Rangers21 4.00104001 27.0241412121128
2004 A-Stockton41 2.9588000 39.2311613621434
2004 A-Clinton44 4.212115003 87.2824941832774
2005 AA-Frisco15 4.141010110 58.2582927611749
2005 A-Bakersfield54 4.181111100 66.2643431971277
2005 R-Rangers00 0.0011000 2.02000002
2006AAA-Oklahoma66 3.212121000120.28651439472130
2007 AA-Frisco81 3.551111000 58.1462323921962
2007 A-Bakersfield04 7.1377000 35.1272828422038
2007AAA-Oklahoma61 1.4188000 51.02588012166
2010AFX-Dayton Dragons00 1.3822000 13.0114221419
2010AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats10 0.0022000 8.03000107
2010AAA-Louisville Bats30 1.9644000 23.0115511821
2011AAA-Louisville Bats42 2.381313100 87.0723123542983

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