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Edinson Volquez dominates in final rehab start

Jul 10, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

The Reds may have missed the boat on Cliff Lee, but they are just about to get Edinson Volquez back from the disabled list.

Volquez dominated in his final rehab start with Triple-A Louisville on Friday night, allowing just one-hit over seven innings of shutout ball. He tossed 61 out of 102 pitches for strikes while fanning nine, walking three and hitting a batter. According to Jeff Robinson of the Courier-Journal, Volquez touched the upper 90s on the radar gun.

“Tonight was a strong outing, and I think I’m ready to go,” Volquez
said. “I’ve been out for nearly one year, and it’s time to go back. I’m
excited to go back to a team that is in a pennant race.”

Volquez, who underwent Tommy John surgery last August, compiled a 1.45 ERA over six rehab starts between High-A Lynchburg and Triple-A Louisville, posting a 28/8 K/BB ratio in 31 innings.

According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Volquez will be in the rotation immediately after the All-Star break, though the Reds have yet to decide which game he will start.

  1. Boo Hoo Florio picked on your team - GET OVER IT - Jul 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    He does look sharp, but I’d be surprised if he doesn’t have any lingering effects from TJ surgery.

  2. Professor Dave - Jul 10, 2010 at 8:42 PM

    They are going to have a hard time sending Travis Wood down.

  3. D.J. Short - Jul 10, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    They might not have to. At least not yet. Harang and Bailey are on the DL, so they’ll have room even when Volquez comes up.

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