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KANSAS CITY, MO The Kansas City Royals today have claimed right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad on Outright Waivers from the Chicago Cubs. The addition of Volstad gives the Royals 40 players on the active 40-man roster.
The 26-year old Volstad made 21 starts in his lone season with Chicago, finishing 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 111.1 innings. The 6-foot-8, 230-pounder is 35-51 with a 4.87 ERA in 124 career appearances (123 starts) since debuting with the Marlins in 2008. A native of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Volstad was originally selected by the Marlins in the first round of the 2005 June Free Agent Draft (16th overall).
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The Kansas City Royals announced Friday they claimed pitcher Chris Volstad on outright waivers from the Chicago Cubs. Volstad, 26, was added to the Royals active 40-man roster. Volstad started 21 games for the Cubs this season, going 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA. He had 61 strikeouts in 111 1/3 innings. Volstad has a career 4.87 ERA in 124 appearances since beginning his major-league...
So the Cubs were obviously going to non-tender Chris Volstad, so they wisely outrighted him to give them some 40-man flexibility. He still may have resigned with the team, but at a much lower price, but it's pretty clear the Cubs were rather bearish on Volstad after the disastrous 2012 season. The Royals, for whatever reason, decided to clog up their 40-man by picking Volstad...
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