Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 4/1/12
I promise you that this is not an April Fools joke. Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) reports on padres.com that Bud Black has named Edinson Volquez as the Opening Day starter. I bet you didn't see that one coming.Tim Stauffer was thought to be the Opening Day starter by many struggled this spring by putting up 6.75 ERA and giving up 17 ER and just 11 strikeouts in 22.2 innings of work. His latest outing against the Brewers he gave up six runs in five innings of work.Edinson Volquez, one of the players acquired from the Mat Latos trade in December, has had a good spring putting up a 3.48 ERA and 8 runs in 20.2 innings of work with 13 strikeouts and 11 walks. Cory Luebke, who recently received an extension of four years and $12 million guaranteed plus club options is scheduled to start Friday.
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