Padres designate Edinson Volquez for assignment
The San Diego Padres designated starting pitcher Edinson Volquez for assignment on Saturday.
According to MLB.com, Volquez struggled this season and posted a 9-10 record with a 6.01 ERA in 27 starts. Volquez gave up 95 earned runs, which was the most in the National League.
Volquez started on Friday and struggled giving up six runs to the Chicago Cubs before registering an out. He was the opening day starter and has the talent to be an ace but couldn’t put it together for the Padres.
“At times we thought we had him on a roll,” Padres manager Bud Black said. “There were times when we thought we had him where we needed him to be, but just the unevenness of his performance because the talent is there, it is frustrating.”
The Padres called up reliever Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson to take Volquez’s spot on the 25-man roster.
According to CBS Sports, Volquez was part of the Mat Latos trade in 2011, that sent Latos to the Reds and also landed Yasmani Grandal and Yonder Alonso in San Diego.