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Reds bring Edinson Volquez back from minors

Sep 3, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

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According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have recalled right-hander Edinson Volquez from Triple-A Louisville.

Volquez, now two years removed from Tommy John surgery, has a disappointing 5.93 ERA and 85/55 K/BB ratio over 16 starts with the Reds this season. However, The 28-year-old right-hander has made some strides since being demoted to the minors in early July, posting a 2.47 ERA and 76/23 K/BB ratio over 11 starts. He struck out 23 batters over his final two starts, including a season-high 12 last night.

Reds general manager Walt Jocketty indicated earlier this week that Mike Leake is close to being shut down, so Volquez figures to get a couple starts down the stretch.

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