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Edison Volquez was placed on the 45-day injured list Thursday with a right oblique strain.
Volquez could miss the rest of the year due to a right oblique strain. The 37-year-old miss most of 2019 with an elbow injury. Volquez owned a 6.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and three strikeouts across five 2/3 innings this season. He planned on retiring after the 2019 campaign, it remains to be seen if steps on the mound in 2021.
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.