Found August 24, 2013 on Friarhood:
After arguably the worst start of his career, the San Diego Padres have cried “uncle” and designated starting pitcher Edinson Volquez for assignment. Volquez, 30, was acquired in a multi-player deal after the regular season in 2011 and has appeared in 59 games for the Padres between 2012 and 2013. All 59 games were ones he had started. Volquez struggled considerably this season, posting a 6.01 ERA over 27 games, giving up a career high 95 earned runs in 142.1 innings pitched. Over two seasons with San Diego, Volquez posted a combined 4.96 ERA and a 20-21 record. While being designated for assignment isn’t necessarily the end of Edinson’s career, last night was arguably the last time you will see Volquez in a Padres uniform. Taking Volquez’s place on the roster will be right-handed reliever Brad Brach. Brach, 27, has jumped between Triple-A Tucson and the big league club a few times this season. With San Diego, Brach has appeared in 25 games and posted a 1-0 record with a 3.97 ERA ov...
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