SP,RP - TEX - IL60
The Rangers added RHPs Edinson Volquez and Juan Nicasio to their summer camp roster.
The two veterans were in spring training as non-roster invitees. They'll both serve as pitching depth for Texas this year.
Edison Volquez (elbow) was reinstated off the 60-day injured list ahead of Sunday's 11-3 loss to the Mariners. He issued one walk and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning of relief.
Volquez broke camp as a member of the Texas rotation but lasted just two starts before being shut down with a serious right elbow sprain. He opted to treat the injury through rest and rehab, which kept the door open for him to return in 2019 as a reliever. Volquez may pitch a few relief appearances in September, but he acknowledged that he plans to retire at the end of the season.
Edinson Volquez is being shut down for 4-6 weeks. He will not throw during that timeframe before being re-evaluated.
Volquez has not even undergone an MRI on his sprained right elbow because he is not close to throwing. It seems unlikely that he'll be able to return to the rotation this season but, to the extent you are in a deep AL-only league and have open IL spots, you can keep him rostered for now.
The Rangers are placing Edinson Volquez on the injured list with a right elbow sprain.
Volquez missed the entire 2018 season after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery the year prior. It’s not yet known how severe this injury is but it’s definitely a concern for the 35-year-old.
Edinson Volquez allowed two runs on four hits and four walks over 3 2/3 innings on Thursday against the Angels. He struck out three and did not factor into the decision.
Volquez was staked to a lead, but was in trouble for most of the game, needing 83 pitches to record 11 outs. He's far from the fantasy radar at this time but, if you're in a deep AL-only league with few other options, you could consider him as a desperate play in Arizona against the Diamondbacks in his next start.