The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with free agent right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez on a minor league contract accompanied by an invitation to major league spring training, the team formally announced on Friday. The newly inked pact will be for both the 2018 and 2019 campaigns.
The 34-year-old made 17 starts over an injury-riddled season with the Miami Marlins and finished the year at 4-8 with a 4.19 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 1.419 WHIP and 0.7 WAR. As the Marlins were busy trading stars such as Dee Gordon, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna throughout the early stages of the offseason, Volquez was released on the same day that the club shipped Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals.
The biggest start of Volquez’s season — and perhaps his career — was pitching a no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks this past June.
Rangers sign Edinson Volquez to minor league deal
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