Dodgers To Sign Edinson Volquez

Shortly after it was reported that the Dodgers had interest in Edinson Volquez, they went out and made it a reality.  Volquez and the Dodgers have agreed on a major league deal, pending a physical and other details, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).

The Dodgers took interest in Volquez just hours after the Padres requested release waivers on him.  The 30-year-old had a decent 2012 for himself, but he wasn't able to carry that momentum into 2013.  On the year, Volquez posted a a 6.01 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 in 27 starts for the Padres.  Volquez is a client of Wasserman Media Group, as shown in the MLBTR Agency Database.

The Dodgers are likely eyeing Volquez as a new option for the backend of the rotation.  Starter Chris Capuano has had a stronger year than Volquez in total (4.74 ERA, 6.5 K/9, 2.1 BB/9) but he has struggled in his last four starts.

The Padres on the hook for the remainder of his $5.73MM contract ($1.03MM), less the prorated portion of the minimum salary.  Buster Olney of first reported that the Dodgers were interested in signing Volquez.

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