Reunited at last.
The Texas Rangers have added an arm to their starting rotation, as they have signed Edinson Volquez to a one-year deal worth $2 million, which includes $5 million in incentives.
The Rangers, who had the No. 28-overall ranked pitching staff in the majors last season, desperately needed help in their rotation, prompting them to bring back a veteran like Volquez.
Edinson Volquez signs $2M deal with rangers, plus many incentives— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 30, 2018
Volquez signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers last February, but spent the 2018 season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
The deal is a good one for both sides, as the Rangers get a starter for cheap that they can let go if it doesn't work out, while Volquez gets another opportunity to start and can make serious money if he performs well.
Volquez also has $5M in incentives in rangers deal— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 30, 2018
The 35-year-old Volquez has been in the majors for 13 seasons, beginning his career with the Rangers back in 2005 before finding himself with the Reds, Padres, Dodgers, Pirates, Royals and Marlins.
In his career, Volquez has gone 93-87 with a 4.42 ERA. He has 1,310 career strikeouts in 1,542.2 innings pitched.