Rangers agree to terms with free agent Edinson Volquez to Minor League contract

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has agreed to terms with free agent right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Major League spring training. The agreement covers the 2018 and 2019 seasons

February 16th, 2018

The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has agreed to terms with free agent right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez on a minor league contract that includes an invitation to Major League spring training. The agreement covers the 2018 and 2019 seasons
Volquez, 34, will continue to rehab from ligament reconstruction surgery on his right elbow that took place on August 4, 2017 after reporting to Surprise, Arizona and is expected to remain in the extended spring program once the regular season begins.
Volquez was 4-8 with a 4.19 ERA in 17 starts with Miami in 2017. That included a 3-0, no-hit victory on June 3 versus Arizona when he issued two walks and faced the minimum number of batters. Volquez was on the 10-day DL from May 3-13 with a blister on his pitching hand and went back on the DL on July 7 with left knee tendinitis before undergoing Tommy John surgery in August. He was released by the Marlins on December 13.
Volquez is 93-87, 4.42 in 276 games/269 starts with Texas (2005-07), Cincinnati (2008-11), San Diego (2012-13), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013), Pittsburgh (2014), Kansas City (2015-16), and Miami (2017). Originally signed by the Rangers as a non-drafted free agent in 2001, he made his Major League debut in August 2005 and spent parts of three seasons with Texas. He was traded to Cincinnati in the Josh Hamilton deal in December 2007 and was 17-6 in an All-Star season with the Reds the following year. Volquez also posted 13 victories for the World Champion Royals in 2015.
With the move, the Rangers have 66 players in Major League camp. Volquez joins pitchers Chi Chi Gonzalez, Joe Palumbo, and Shawn Tolleson as players rehabbing from 2017 Tommy John surgery.