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|Dec. 29 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-The Royals have announced the signing of Volquez to a $20 million, two-year contract that includes a mutual option for the 2017 season. Volquez will make $7.5 million in 2015 and $9.5 million in 2016 under the deal announced Monday. His option year is worth $10 million with a $3 million buyout.
Analysis: Volquez fills the last big hole by taking James Shields' spot in the rotation. Shields became a free agent and it was unlikely the Royals would be able to keep him.
|Sep. 26 3:00 PM PT4:00 PM MT5:00 PM CT6:00 PM ET18:00 ET22:00 GMT6:00 3:00 PM MST5:00 PM EST5:30 PM VEN2:00 UAE (+1)5:00 PM CT-Volquez threw seven scoreless innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates moved within one game of the NL Central lead with a 10-1 win over the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night.
Analysis: Volquez (13-7, 3.04 ERA) set a season high with 10 strikeouts and gave up only four hits. He closed his regular season with 18 consecutive scoreless innings and string of five consecutive victories.
|Sep. 16 10:34 PM PT11:34 PM MT12:34 AM CT1:34 AM ET1:34 ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST1:04 AM VEN9:34 UAE12:34 AM CT-Volquez improved to 12-7 Sunday, limiting the Cubs to one earned run over seven innings in a 7-3 victory.
Analysis: Volquez is ending the season on a strong note, going 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA over his last 10 starts.
|Aug. 8 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Volquez pitched a gem Thursday, allowing one hit over seven shutout innings in a 7-2 win over visiting Miami.
Analysis: Volquez had been struggling with a 5.74 ERA over his previous three outings.
|July 28 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Volquez gave up four runs - though just two were earned - and six hits over 4 1-3 innings in a 7-5 win at Colorado on Sunday.
Analysis: Volquez has thrown just 10 innings over his last two starts after totaling 30 in his previous four outings.
|July 22 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET15:04 ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST2:34 PM VEN23:04 UAE2:04 PM CT-Volquez was hit hard in Monday's 5-2 defeat to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Volquez allowed all five runs and 10 hits in 5 2-3 innings. He had won his previous four starts behind a 0.90 ERA.
|July 11 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Volquez tossed a complete game six-hitter to win his fourth straight start in a 9-1 victory at St. Louis on Thursday.
Analysis: Volquez (8-6) has a 0.90 ERA in winning four consecutive starts for the first time in his career. He struck out five and walked two in recording the second complete-game win of his career. He allowed just one hit as a member of the San Diego Padres in beating Houston 1-0 on July 19, 2012.
|July 6 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Volquez allowed a run over seven innings Saturday.
Analysis: Volquez has been dominant in winning three straight outings and faces the Cards next.
|June 30 2:01 PM PT3:01 PM MT4:01 PM CT5:01 PM ET17:01 ET21:01 GMT5:01 2:01 PM MST4:01 PM EST4:31 PM VEN1:01 UAE (+1)4:01 PM CT-Volquez was effective Sunday.
Analysis: Volquez worked in and out of trouble, giving up eight hits and a walk in six shutout innings. He struck out a season-high seven. He faces the lowly Phils next.
|June 24 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Volquez picked up his fifth win in Monday's 8-1 victory at Tampa Bay, yielding just one run over a season-best eight innings with eight strikeouts, which are also his most in 2014.
Analysis: Though he was strong Monday, he's been fairly inconsistent, going 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA over his last five starts.
|Apr. 28 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET18:56 GMT2:56 11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST2:26 PM VEN22:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Volquez endured his roughest outing of the season in a 7-0 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
Analysis: Volquez (1-2, 3.21 ERA) gave up six runs in 5 2-3 innings for Pittsburgh, which has dropped five of six. His day unraveled after the Pirates' appeal of a potential double-play ball was denied and first baseman Ike Davis' foot was ruled off the bag in the sixth inning. Volquez had a 1.93 ERA in his five games (four starts) for Pittsburgh.
|Apr. 23 3:51 PM PT4:51 PM MT5:51 PM CT6:51 PM ET18:51 ET22:51 GMT6:51 3:51 PM MST5:51 PM EST6:21 PM VEN2:51 UAE (+1)5:51 PM CT-Volquez suffered his first loss Tuesday against Cincinnati.
Analysis: Volquez was solid in the loss, yielding two runs and five hits over seven innings, but he didn't receive a single run of support. He owns a 1.93 ERA.
|Apr. 18 3:07 PM PT4:07 PM MT5:07 PM CT6:07 PM ET18:07 ET22:07 GMT6:07 3:07 PM MST5:07 PM EST5:37 PM VEN2:07 UAE (+1)5:07 PM CT-Volquez earned his first win with the Pirates on Thursday night after an 11-2 rout of Milwaukee.
Analysis: Volquez (1-0, 1.71 ERA) gave up two runs in seven innings, scattering eight hits. He's allowed two runs or fewer in each of his three starts this season.
|Apr. 13 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET20:25 ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST7:55 PM VEN4:25 UAE (+1)7:25 PM CT-Volquez went without a decision again in his second start for the Pirates, surrendering two runs - one earned - and four hits over 6 1-3 innings Saturday against Milwaukee.
Analysis: Volquez owns a 1.50 ERA through his first two starts for Pittsburgh.
|Apr. 7 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-For his first start with the Pirates, Edinson Volquez beat Adam Wainwright. That'll do nicely as an early return on that offseason contract he signed with Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Singed to a one-year, $5 million contract as a free agent in December, Volquez was sharp in his first start for the Pirates as he gave up one run and three hits in 5 2-3 innings with one walk and four strikeouts. That came after Volquez pitched two scoreless innings of relief Thursday against the Chicago Cubs.
|2005||Tex||0||4||0 - 0||6||3||0||12.2||25||22||20||3||10||0||11||2.76||14.21|
|2006||Tex||1||6||0 - 0||8||8||0||33.1||52||28||27||7||17||0||15||2.07||7.29|
|2007||Tex||2||1||0 - 0||6||6||0||34.0||34||18||17||4||15||0||29||1.44||4.50|
|2008||Cin||17||6||0 - 0||33||32||0||196.0||167||82||70||14||93||5||206||1.33||3.21|
|2009||Cin||4||2||0 - 0||9||9||0||49.2||34||25||24||6||32||0||47||1.33||4.35|
|2010||Cin||4||3||0 - 0||12||12||0||62.2||59||30||30||6||35||0||67||1.50||4.31|
|2011||Cin||5||7||0 - 0||20||20||0||108.2||106||72||69||19||65||3||104||1.57||5.71|
|2012||SD||11||11||0 - 0||32||32||1||182.2||160||88||84||14||105||6||174||1.45||4.14|
|2013||SD||9||10||0 - 0||27||27||0||142.1||168||100||95||14||69||2||116||1.67||6.01|
|2013||LAD||0||2||0 - 0||6||5||0||28.0||25||14||13||5||8||0||26||1.18||4.18|
|2013||Tot||9||12||0 - 0||33||32||0||170.1||193||114||108||19||77||2||142||1.59||5.71|
|2014||Pit||13||7||0 - 0||32||31||1||192.2||166||75||65||17||71||6||140||1.23||3.04|
|Career||66||59||0 - 0||191||185||2||1042.2||996||554||514||109||520||22||935||1.45||4.44|
|2010||Cin||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||4||4||4||0||2||0||0||21.60|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||4||4||4||0||2||0||0||21.60|
|2014||Pit||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||3||9.00|
|WC||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||3||9.00|
|Career||0||2||0 - 0||2||2||0||6.2||9||9||9||1||5||0||3||12.15|