According to multiple sources, the Miami Marlins have signed veteran starter Edinson Volquez to a two year deal worth $22 million, pending a physical.
Volquez, 33, is coming off a down year during which he went 10-11 with a 5.37 ERA for the Royals. His 113 runs allowed were the most in the American League.
Mets fans will recognize him as he started two games for the Royals in the 2015 World Series against the Mets. He pitched well despite two no-decisions, posting a 3.00 ERA in 12 innings with eight strikeouts.
The Marlins needed an innings guy as they try and rebuild their rotation after the loss of Jose Fernandez. Volquez has pitched at least 170 innings every season since 2012 and there’s no reason to believe he won’t continue that trend, as he threw 189.1 innings in 2016 despite his ineffectiveness.
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