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Angels Notes: Chris Volstad released to pursue opportunity in Korea

Signed to a minor league deal early in the offseason, right-hander Chris Volstad faced an uphill battle to make the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim out of spring training. Enticed with the attractive option of re-establishing himself abroad, the 27-year old is currently nearing a deal with the Doosan Bears of the Korean Baseball League, according to Dan Kurtz of Heard...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels sign Chris Volstad to minor league deal

getty images The Los Angeles Angels have signed right handed pitcher Chris Volstad to a minor league contract. Volstad will receive an invite to spring training and look to find a way to earn a spot at the back end of the Angels rotation this spring. If he fails to make the Angels he will likely be ticketed for a spot at Triple-A. In 2013 Volstad allowed 10 runs over 8 1/3 innings...
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies Sign Chris Volstad to Minor League Deal

The Colorado Rockies have reportedly signed Chris Volstad to a minor league deal.  He will have every chance to make the Major League roster this spring if he performs well.  And if he does make the Major League club, he will receive a solid payday. According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Rockies have agreed to a $1.5 million deal with Volstad if he makes the Major...
Via MLB Injury News
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals pick up pitcher Volstad off waivers

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Royals claim Volstad

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...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Exploring the Arsenal – Chris Volstad

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Volstad breaks 24-start winless skid

It was a long time coming for Chicago Cubs right-hander Chris Volstad, so perhaps it was only fitting that he had to sit through a 2-hour, 23-minute rain delay before he started Sunday and wait another 30 minutes after another rain delay hit following the eighth inning. But in the end, Volstad had his first victory in more than a year as the Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 5-0 at...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Chris Volstad is 0-9

When a pitcher makes twelve starts and has an 0-9 record, is there really a point to try and figure out if the guy is just unlucky or just plain not pitching well? Probably not. Is there a need to break it all down when reaching back to last season, Chris Volstad has lost fourteen straight decisions? Perhaps not there either. Volstad is not threatening (yet) Anthony Young's losing...
Via The Flagrant Fan
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs recall Volstad to make start against Braves

The Chicago Cubs have optioned Casey Coleman to Triple-A Iowa to clear a roster spot for Chris Volstad, who was recalled from Iowa to start Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves. Coleman was 0-1 with a 7.32 ERA and allowed 13 earned runs in his last seven appearances. The right-hander gave up seven earned runs, his career-high as a reliever, in last Wednesday's 17-1 loss...
Via AP on Fox
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs unfortunately have to bring Chris Volstad back up

The Chicago Cubs today recalled right-handed pitcher Chris Volstad from Triple-A Iowa.  To make room for Volstad on the roster, Casey Coleman has been optioned to Triple-A. Sorry for the bad news Cubs fans. An just when you had won four in a row…Volstad will make the start for the Cubs tonight against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. A member of Chicago’s starting rotation...
Via The Sports Bank
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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