Reds Avoid Arbitration With Volquez

MONDAY: It's a $1.625MM deal that includes some performance bonuses, according to the AP (via the Dayton Daily News).

SUNDAY: The Reds and Edinson Volquez have avoided arbitration, coming to terms on a one-year deal, writes's Mark Sheldon.

While no financial terms have been released yet, ESPN's Enrique Rojas reported that a deal would likely be in the $1.6MM range yesterday when we learned the two sides were nearing a deal.

Volquez, 26, returned from Tommy John surgery last season to throw 62 2/3 quality innings. The right-hander, who was acquired by Texas in exchange for Josh Hamilton in 2007, posted a 4.34 ERA while striking out 67 hitters. He featured his typical shaky command (5.0 BB/9 in 2010, 4.7 for his career), but he showed no loss of velocity, as his 93.6mph average was the same as his career mark.

As MLBTR's Arb Tracker shows, Volquez was the club's last remaining arbitration case.

8 Responses to Reds Avoid Arbitration With Volquez Leave a Reply

  1. dc21892 5 years ago

    I’m very interested to see what Volquez does for the Reds this year. Last full season he had was excellent. I hope he repeats it, if not improves on it.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    would likely be in the $1.6MM range**

  3. HerbertAnchovy 4 years ago

    Hopefully for The Reds he doesn’t accidentally take any performance “bonuses” this year.

  4. Pete 4 years ago

    Still cant believe they traded Hamilton for Volquez. Hamilton AND Votto? Not to mention Bruce? Jeez Cincy screwed it up pretty bad there…

    • Most confusing post of the day….. Please write this in layman’s terms…. So lost… Last I check the Rangers only have Hamilton, the Reds have Bruce, Votto and Volquez, and we didn’t get either of those guys from another team. Well with the exception of Volquez

      • NickinIthaca 4 years ago

        Hamilton was traded from Cincinnati to Texas in exchange for Volquez (I’m sure there were others as well). I remember this looking like a huge win for the Reds, but as always time will have to tell overall

        • Guest 4 years ago

          The Reds also received Daniel Ray Herrera along with Volquez for Hamilton. I don’t believe anybody else was involved though.

  5. DarkBob 4 years ago

    One of the most underated starting pitchers.

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