Add Edinson Volquez to the list of starting pitchers the Marlins could consider this winter.
Kansas City opted not to give Volquez a qualifying offer, and he is set to become a free agent. MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro first linked Volquez to Miami on Monday:
Volquez may be a fit for Marlins https://t.co/YkQggKRgcU— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) November 7, 2016
Though the Marlins are in need of a front of the rotation-type arm, Volquez might be an affordable option given the season he had with the Royals.
Over 189.1 innings with Kansas City last season, he pitched to a 5.37 ERA and 4.57 FIP. While he’s pitched to a career 4.44 ERA, Volquez might be a reasonable bounce-back candidate for the Marlins to consider.
Volquez earned $10 million each of the last two seasons, and he could receive a deal worth about the same with the Marlins. Given what Jeremy Hellickson, Rich Hill and Jason Hammel could command, Volquez could prove to be the next-best option for a young Marlins rotation.