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Shortly after the Padres requested release waivers on Edinson Volquez, he already had two teams pursuing him. It turns out that those two teams were the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers and one of those clubs has already agreed to terms with him.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to sign 30-year old pitcher Edinson Volquez to a major-league contract, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Buster Olney of ESPN first reported the Dodgers' interest.
The Dodgers likely view Volquez as a back end of the rotation type of pitcher, as MLB Trade Rumors said. With Chris Capuano struggling, looking at a guy like Volquez isn't a bad idea.
Even though Volquez has struggled this season, it doesn't hurt the Dodgers to sign him. He's a low risk, high reward type of signing. While he has had his ups and downs, he can be an effective back end of the rotation type of pitcher. On the year, Volquez is 9-10 with a 6.01 ERA and a 116/69 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
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The Dodgers have agreed to a major league deal with pitcher Edinson Volquez who was released by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Volquez’s deal is expected to be finalized Thursday according to people familiar with the situation. The Dodgers will have to pay Volquez only the prorated share of the major league minimum salary. Whatever else remains of Volquez’s $5.725-million...
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Volquez, 30, was recently cut loose by the San Diego Padres after compiling a 6.01 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in 142 1/3 innings of work.
The Dodgers are not placing their playoff hopes on the arm of Volquez so there is no harm in looking. Volquez could be an late season at the end of the rotation...
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The Dodgers made the signing of Volquez, 30, official on Friday. They cleared room on their roster by sending reliever Chris Withrow to Triple-A Albuquerque.
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