Report: Marlins close to signing Edinson Volquez to a two-year contract
Update (8:57 PM EDT): It’s a two-year deal worth $22 million total, SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports.
Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins are close to signing starter Edinson Volquez to a two-year deal.
Volquez, 33, rejuvenated his career when he signed with the Pirates for the 2014 season and he followed it up with a solid 2015 with the Royals. This past season, however, was not so great. The right-hander compiled a 5.37 ERA with a 139/76 K/BB ratio in 189 1/3 innings. Volquez led the league by allowing 113 total runs and he was more prone to giving up homers than usual.
Moving to the spacious Marlins Park -- even though the fences were moved in -- should help Volquez’s numbers. He’ll slot into the middle of the Marlins’ starting rotation.