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The Edinson Volquez era finally ended on Tuesday, when the Padres released the erratic right-hander three days after designating him for assignment. A lot went wrong during his nearly two seasons in San Diego after coming over from the Reds as part of the package for Mat Latos. Pitching coach Darren Balsley noted that Volquez overthrew in games, which “led to mechanical breakdowns,” which led to disastrous results.
He had his moments, such as the near no-hitter in 2012 and, well, that’s about it. Bryant investigated Volquez’s “quest for control” back in March and called the pitcher an “infuriating combination of top-level talent with lackluster results.” As Padres Trail more recently put it, “So long and thanks for all the walks.”
Volquez tied for the MLB lead in walks in his first season with the Padres. This year he cut his walk rate from 5.2 to 4.4 and compensated by increasing his hit rate from 7.9 to 10.6. Oh, he found the plate all right. He led MLB in runs allowed at the time...
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LOS ANGELES Newly signed Dodgers right-hander Edinson Volquez is going to work out of the bullpen, at least for now, but it's possible he may get a chance to start in the final month of the season.
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.
Volquez was released...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed pitcher Edinson Volquez to a major league deal.
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...
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...
Volquez said he chose #Dodgers over #Reds, #BlueJays, #Orioles, #Phillies and "a couple more." Said he's willing to start or relieve.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 30, 2013
There was a time in Cincinnati when many thought Edinson Volquez was going to be a star for years to come. This optimism was justified in 2008 when the right-hander posted a 17-6 record...
Tomorrow is the day the Dodgers have been awaiting for a month now: the day rosters expand. The bullpen doesn’t currently consist of Brian Wilson, Brandon League, Carlos Marmol, and Edinson Volquez because they’re the best the organization has, but rather because they have upside and the team wants another month to evaluate them for the postseason roster and 2014. Sep. 1 is that...
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Dodgers manager Don Mattingly pulled Yasiel Puig from Wednesday's game against the Cubs after only four innings, saying he was looking for a "better effort."
The San Diego Padres placed third baseman Chase Headley on revocable waivers and have indeed brought Headley back after a team had placed a claim for him. The team who claimed Headley is still unknown by the media, but regardless he will remain with the Padres through the end of this season.
Headley had been rumored to be traded after both the club and himself had performed at a...
The San Diego Padres were unable to contain the Los Angeles Dodgers' leadoff and cleanup hitters. As a result, Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez made it a rough night for starter Eric Stults and reliever Anthony Bass.
Puig had four hits and two stolen bases after getting benched in his previous game, and Gonzalez hit a pair of two-run homers to help send the Padres to a 9-2 loss...
Hopefully, Major League Baseball can survive the affront to human decency that is Yasiel Puig.
We kid, of course, but hyperbole and Puig have gone hand in hand ever since the Los Angeles Dodgers phenom burst onto the scene in June. Within two weeks of his major league debut, Puig inspired comparisons to Joe DiMaggio and prompted a heated debate over whether his stellar month deserved...
Matt Kemp is having one heck of a hard time returning to full health.
Kemp began a rehab assignment in Single A on Thursday and went 0 for 5 on the night. Kemp had a strike out and two double plays.
Kemp is recovering from injuries on his shoulder and ankles–injuries which have seen him miss the bulk of games this season. Kemp did shrug off the less than stellar start, and...
LOS ANGELES On June 21, the Dodgers were an injury-ravaged ballclub, floundering toward the abyss with a 30-42 record.
The team had a payroll of over 200 million and a turnaround seemed impossible or at least improbable. The team that was chosen by many pundits to represent the National League in the World Series was in danger of playing out the string for the entire second half...
The Dodgers hit five doubles and three home runs in a blowout win on Friday night as they widened their National League West lead to 10½ games over Arizona.
Adrian Gonzalez and the Dodgers turned on the power on Friday night and Hyun-jin Ryu was solid on the mound leading the Dodgers to a blowout 9-2 win over the Padres in the series opener at Dodger Stadium.
The victory was the...
The Dodgers have an ace in Clayton Kershaw and another ace in Zack Greinke. And Ricky Nolasco? What’s he exactly?
Nolasco is giving the Dodgers pitching that’s at least equal to the aces and currently maybe even better. Crazy but true.
One turn after shutting down the Boston Red Sox Nolasco was back at it Wednesday afternoon blanking the Chicago Cubs in his dominating eight...
By John Marshall
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX -- Will Venable homered and drove in three runs, Robbie Erlin pitched six effective innings in his return to the majors and the San Diego Padres avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Venable drove in the first of the Padres' two runs off Wade Miley (9-9) in the first inning and gave...
On December 17, 2011, the Edinson Volquez Experience opened to tepid reviews. Mostly because he directly replaced Mat Latos, the best Padre pitcher since Jake Peavy. This past Saturday the curtain rang down a final time, after an all-too-familiar ineffective start.
Edinson Volquez has as many Padre career wins as Greg Maddux (20).
Well we’re two years removed from Josh Byrnes’...