The Texas Rangers signed veteran pitcher and former Miami Marlin Edinson Volquez to a one-year, $2 million contract on Thursday. The deal includes $5 million in performance bonuses.
Volquez signed a two-year Minor League contract with the Texas Rangers in February as he recovered from the dreaded Tommy John surgery. The last time Volquez pitched in the Major Leagues was with the Miami Marlins where he posted a 4.19 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 53 walks over 92 1/3 innings before his season came to an abrupt end on July 5th. Volquez threw the only no-hitter of 2017 against the Arizona Diamondbacks before his Marlins career ended.
The Rangers had a horrible season in 2018 winning just 67 games and losing 95 and things do not seem to be looking up. For the time being, Volquez will eat up innings while the Rangers continue to falter.