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Edinson Volquez will return to major league rotation Tuesday

Jun 5, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

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Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Reds starter Edinson Volquez has returned to the major league clubhouse and will take the mound on Tuesday night against the Cubs.

Volquez was demoted to Triple-A Louisville in late May after posting a 6.35 ERA and 1.67 WHIP in 51 big league innings and then blaming a lack of run support for his own poor results.

Volquez made two starts at Louisville, allowing 10 hits in 14 1/3 innings but only two earned runs. His attitude, for what it’s worth, does seem improved:

“I made a little adjustment in my mechanics,” Volquez told the Enquirer. “My delivery is better now and I can throw more strikes. My fastball command is better. It’s like Dusty says. Sometimes you have to go back to move forward. It’s something you don’t want to do. You don’t want to go down, but there’s nothing you can do. Just go down there and get better.”

Volquez arrived back in Cincinnati on Sunday morning and immediately went to the bullpen with Reds pitching coach Bryan Price to show off his new mechanics. We’ll have to wait and see how he fares against Chicago.

  1. metalhead65 - Jun 5, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    yea I am sure the 2 games he played down there will make all the difference in the world and he will come back up and be the ace and #1 starter fans have been promised since he came here. no he will always be the same guy he has been since his great start in 2008. teams made adj. and after that all star game he has been nothing but a 5 inning max starter who gives up as many walks as strikeouts and usually 4 or more runs.he will toss the occasional 7 inning outing every once in awhile to get everyone’s hopes up but despite all the hype he is nothing special nor will he ever be. no that something special was the guy they gave up for him,an everyday player who also happens to be a mvp type player. injuries or not he is 10 times the player voquez will ever be. the reds got hosed royally in that deal.

  2. Justin - Jun 6, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    I wouldn’t get too excited about him being back yet

    • Brody - Jun 6, 2011 at 2:04 AM

      You’re right about that

  3. krashing - Jun 6, 2011 at 9:28 AM

    No problem. Everybody fares well against the Cubs.

  4. cintiphil - Jun 6, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    We have little faith in Volquez right now. He can pitch a No Hitter in AAA, but that is not the bigs. Until he shows some consistency in his starts for a month or so, I am not a believer any longer (even against the Cubs).

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