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Dodgers agree to deal with Edinson Volquez

Aug 28, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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Edinson Volquez was released by the Padres on Tuesday after posting a 6.01 ERA in 142 1/3 innings this year, but it didn’t take long to find a new team.

According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the 30-year-old right-hander has agreed to a major league contract — pending a physical — with the Dodgers. He will make the major league minimum, with the Padres covering the large majority of what remains from his $5.725 million player salary for 2013.

Volquez had a breakout year for the Reds in 2008, registering a 3.21 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 196 innings and finishing fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year ballotting. But he has a 4.98 ERA (76 ERA+) in 100 starts since the beginning of the 2009 season and seems doubtful to suddenly figure it out in Los Angeles.

  1. losanginsight - Aug 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM

    That was fast. Another arm won’t hurt.

    • coloradogolfcoupons - Aug 28, 2013 at 10:43 PM

      An arm, yes. Too bad a brain doesn’t come with it. I have followed this kid since he was signed by the Rangers many years ago, and his hero was Forrest Gump…the smartest man he knew.

      • frank433 - Aug 28, 2013 at 11:13 PM

        Forrest did make a fortune selling shrimp.

    • dianadfbest - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:54 AM

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      • commonsenseisnotcmonman - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:46 AM

        I hate her, she should have gotten a hybrid!

  2. Marty McKee - Aug 28, 2013 at 11:40 PM

    You forgot to mention that Volquez wasn’t a rookie in 2008.

  3. 4d3fect - Aug 28, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    *scratches head*

  4. icanspeel - Aug 29, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Final piece to the Dodgers World Series run is complete.

  5. coloredink5 - Aug 29, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    the only reason i can see why the dodgers got volquez is so he can pitch against the padres as a September call up.

  6. papichulo55 - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:36 AM

    Good pickup. The bright lights of LA and the excitement of the Post Season will help his concentration.

  7. MyTeamsAllStink - Aug 29, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    good.Send Capuano too the bullpen

  8. yahmule - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    They want to see if a Volquez/Marmol tandem can set the single game walk record.

  9. skinsfanwill - Aug 29, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Why did they option Fife back to AAA to sign Volquez? That young guy pitched very well.

    • gloccamorra - Aug 29, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      New owners… spent a lot of money… return to post-season… September will tell the tale. That’s a time for experienced veterans, not rookie tryouts. Just ask Ned Colletti.

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