The Marlins wasted little time in improving their rotation this winter by signing former Royals right-hander Edinson Volquez on Monday. Miami is looking for Volquez to be a bounce back player after posting a 5.37 ERA in 2016.
Volquez projects to be an innings eater for the Marlins next season, and could prove to be a surprise signing if he recaptures his form from two years ago.
Adding Volquez was a start, but the Marlins cannot stop there if they truly want to compete in 2017. Free agent starters and lights-out closers top the list of players Miami could go after in the coming months.
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