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Edinson Volquez drawing interest from multiple teams

Jun 23, 2013, 11:22 AM EST

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The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is over a month away, but the winds of change are already blowing.

According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune, scouts from the Orioles, Phillies and Blue Jays were in attendance at Petco Park for Edinson Volquez‘s start on Saturday night against the Dodgers. The Royals also had a scout in the building, but Center suspects that he was looking into either a corner outfielder or middle infielder.

Volquez went 5 2/3 innings against Los Angeles, yielding five runs — two earned — on two hits and seven walks. He has a disappointing 5.67 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 16 total starts this season.

The right-hander is scheduled to become a free agent this winter. He’s making $5.725 million in 2013.

  1. icanspeel - Jun 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    If Volquez ever found his control he’d be a great pitcher. He had a no hitter going into the 6th, but actually gave up a run before a hit because he loaded the bases on walks (and bad call by umpire). Still, if his defense didn’t let him down he’d have only given up 2 runs on 2 hits, but had 7 walks.

  2. cardslifer - Jun 23, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Seems like a kid that had the talent but hasn’t been able to put it together.

  3. nsideindy - Jun 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM

    Why would the Padres be selling off this year?? They are only 3.5 games out of first. They wouldn’t turn there backs on their fans…would they?

    • pisano - Jun 23, 2013 at 1:37 PM

      The last sentence says it all with the Padres, $5.725 million. MONEY.

    • schlom - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Volquez is terrible. Look at his stats – he’s one of the worst pitchers in baseball. Just getting rid of him improves the team to say nothing of the potential prospect they get and the money savings.

    • cackalackyank - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:44 PM

      It depends…is the Padres owner a friend of Loria or the Wilpons?

  4. djjackson81 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM

    Sometimes addition is best served by subtraction.

  5. socalskinsfan21 - Jun 23, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    pads fan here…this would be a great move for them if they could get a prospect. otherwise he’s a free agent after the season so there’s no point in trading him for nothing..they already paid a nice chunk of that 5mil

    • jm91rs - Jun 23, 2013 at 3:13 PM

      As a pads fan I’m wondering how you feel about the deal that brought him there? Latos is obviously pitching great but how are you guys liking grandal and Alonso?

  6. Anoesis - Jun 23, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    That scout wasn’t there to look at Padres. It’s the Dodgers who languish in the cellar. He was there to check out those under-paid, up-and-coming youngsters. You know, Ethier, Kemp, Hairston, Punto, Uribe, Capuano, Ellis.

    In other news the Dodgers officially changed the spelling of their motto to “A Whole New Blew.” The new logo has a rare $100,000 bill (the one with Woodrow Wilson’s portrait) swirling around in a toilet.

  7. cambodianbreastmilk - Jun 24, 2013 at 7:20 AM

    I love the Padres but they should dump him if they get a good deal. EV has a history of not giving 100% since his Rangers days and it got him shipped out of Texas fairly quick. San Diego has a lot of young arms that are upcoming and adding another shortstop or solid outfielder would be great for the future.

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