|Nov. 28 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET21:35 ET2:35 GMT10:35 7:35 PM MST9:35 PM EST10:05 PM VEN6:35 UAE (+1)8:35 PM CT-Volquez has agreed with the Miami Marlins on a $22 million, two-year contract.
Analysis: An All-Star in 2008 with Cincinnati, Volquez helped pitch Kansas City to the World Series title in 2015, when he went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA. He slipped to 10-11 with 5.37 ERA with the Royals this year.
|Sep. 20 7:45 PM PT8:45 PM MT9:45 PM CT10:45 PM ET22:45 ET2:45 GMT10:45 7:45 PM MST9:45 PM EST10:15 PM VEN6:45 UAE (+1)9:45 PM CT-Volquez pitched well but didn't factor in the outcome of Kansas City's 2-1 loss at Cleveland on Tuesday. The right-hander allowed just one run on four hits and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings.
Analysis: Volquez's winless streak reached five starts, though Tuesday's performance far exceeded the nine runs he permitted in 3 1/3 innings against Oakland on Thursday. He entered the contest with a 9.82 ERA over his previous four assignments.
|Sep. 16 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET12:12 ET16:12 GMT0:12 9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:42 AM VEN20:12 UAE11:12 AM CT-Volquez (10-11) faced 22 batters and nine scored in 3 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the A's. He allowed nine runs on seven hits and four walks.
Analysis: In his past four starts, Volquez has allowed 20 earned runs on 32 hits and nine walks in 18 1/3 innings for a 9.82 ERA.
|Sep. 11 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Volquez allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings in Saturday's comeback win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Volquez has allowed four runs in each of his last three starts and at least four in eight of his next nine. He makes his next start Thursday against the A’s, a team he hasn’t faced since yielding two runs in six innings on April 15. He has a 0.95 ERA in winning his last three starts versus Oakland.
|Sep. 4 8:40 PM PT9:40 PM MT10:40 PM CT11:40 PM ET23:40 ET3:40 GMT11:40 8:40 PM MST10:40 PM EST11:10 PM VEN7:40 UAE (+1)10:40 PM CT-Volquez struck out five and lasted 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's start against Detroit, but surrendered four runs and did not receive a decision.
Analysis: Volquez has been consistently mediocre for much of the second half, having compiled a 2-2 record and a 6.38 ERA through his past eight starts. He's become a very unappealing fantasy option.
|Aug. 20 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Volquez struck out five but surrendered four runs in an otherwise ineffective 4 1/3 innings Friday against Minnesota.
Analysis: Volquez has now permitted four runs or more in five straight starts and is 1-2 with a 7.24 ERA over that stretch. It's hard to recommend using him right now.
|Aug. 15 10:59 AM PT11:59 AM MT12:59 PM CT1:59 PM ET13:59 ET17:59 GMT1:59 10:59 AM MST12:59 PM EST1:29 PM VEN21:59 UAE12:59 PM CT-Volquez ended a five-start winless drought by holding the Twins to two earned runs and five hits over six innings Sunday.
Analysis: A much-improved result from the right-hander, tagged for 16 earned runs and 30 hits over 17 innings in his previous three starts. Volquez had received a pair of losses and three no-decisions since earning his last win July 9 against Seattle.
|Aug. 10 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET14:24 ET18:24 GMT2:24 11:24 AM MST1:24 PM EST1:54 PM VEN22:24 UAE1:24 PM CT-Volquez was tagged for four runs and 10 hits in six innings Tuesday against the White Sox, the right-hander's third consecutive shaky start.
Analysis: Volquez has really been hit hard of late, with opponents batting .395 off the veteran during those three starts. He's 0-2 with an 8.47 ERA over that stretch and not a recommended option at the moment.
|Aug. 3 7:31 PM PT8:31 PM MT9:31 PM CT10:31 PM ET22:31 ET2:31 GMT10:31 7:31 PM MST9:31 PM EST10:01 PM VEN6:31 UAE (+1)9:31 PM CT-Volquez was knocked around Wednesday, allowing eight runs and 11 hits over five innings in a 12-0 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Volquez has surrendered 14 runs and 20 hits over 11 innings while dropping his last two starts.
|July 30 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET0:07 ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST11:37 PM VEN8:07 UAE11:07 PM CT-Volquez allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out five in six innings Friday.
Analysis: In five starts this month, Volquez is 1-2 and has allowed at least three runs in three of those outings.
|July 25 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET20:06 GMT4:06 1:06 PM MST3:06 PM EST3:36 PM VEN0:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-Volquez had another hard-luck result Sunday, when he held Texas to one run through six innings in a no-decision.
Analysis: Volquez owns a 2.84 ERA over his past five starts but has just one win to show for it, mostly because he's received one run or less of support in four of those assignments. He'll next get a rematch with the Rangers in Arlington on Friday.
|June 30 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET13:10 ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST12:40 PM VEN21:10 UAE12:10 PM CT-Volquez worked 6 2-3 innings of six-hit ball in a strong bounce-back effort for Kansas City as the Royals beat the Cardinals 3-2 in 12 innings on Wednesday.
Analysis: He gave up 11 earned runs in one inning his last start. This is Volquez's second scoreless outing in his last four.
|June 25 7:04 AM PT8:04 AM MT9:04 AM CT10:04 AM ET10:04 ET14:04 GMT22:04 7:04 AM MST9:04 AM EST9:34 AM VEN18:04 UAE9:04 AM CT-Volquez had a night to forget on Friday, allowing 12 runs - 11 earned - and eight hits in just one inning in a 13-4 loss to the Astros.
Analysis: Volquez has been awful in June, going 2-3 with an 8.88 ERA in five starts. We recommend sitting him until he gets things sorted out.
|June 14 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-Volquez held the Indians to just two hits over seven scoreless innings Monday in a 2-1 win.
Analysis: Volquez walked four, but this was a huge step in the right direction after he'd posted a 5.46 ERA in his previous five starts.
|June 4 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Volquez struggled again Friday in Cleveland, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 6-1 loss.
Analysis: Volquez's strong early-season performance is beginning to look like an aberration, as he's 1-2 with a 5.04 ERA over his past four starts.
|May 14 1:41 PM PT2:41 PM MT3:41 PM CT4:41 PM ET16:41 ET20:41 GMT4:41 1:41 PM MST3:41 PM EST4:11 PM VEN0:41 UAE (+1)3:41 PM CT-Volquez halted a three-start losing streak by tossing seven effective innings Thursday against Atlanta.
Analysis: A soft matchup against one of the league's worst lineups helped get Volquez back on track. He yielded a run on six hits after being rocked for 15 runs and 26 hits in 17 innings over his previous three outings.
|Apr. 27 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Volquez was rocked for eight runs in five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Volquez had allowed just four runs over 24 2/3 innings in winning three of his first four starts. He draws a tough matchup next time out when the Royals host Washington on Monday.
|Apr. 22 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Volquez allowed five hits while fanning five over seven innings of Thursday's 4-0 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Volquez is off to a fantastic start for the Royals. He's 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in his first four starts.
|Apr. 4 9:32 PM PT10:32 PM MT11:32 PM CT12:32 AM ET0:32 ET4:32 GMT12:32 9:32 PM MST11:32 PM EST12:02 AM VEN8:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Volquez won on opening day over the Mets.
Analysis: Volquez, who started the decisive World Series Game 5 at Citi Field last fall, allowed two hits and three walks over six scoreless innings, his night curtailed by an inflated pitch count rather than anything the punchless Mets did.
|Mar. 26 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-The World Series champion Kansas City Royals have named Volquez as their opening day starter.
Analysis: He will face the New York Mets and Matt Harvey in a rematch of Game 5 on April 3. Volquez went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA last season.
|2005||Tex||0||4||0 - 0||6||3||0||12.2||25||22||20||3||10||0||11||2.76||14.21|
|2006||Tex||1||6||0 - 0||8||8||0||33.1||52||28||27||7||17||0||15||2.07||7.29|
|2007||Tex||2||1||0 - 0||6||6||0||34.0||34||18||17||4||15||0||29||1.44||4.50|
|2008||Cin||17||6||0 - 0||33||32||0||196.0||167||82||70||14||93||5||206||1.33||3.21|
|2009||Cin||4||2||0 - 0||9||9||0||49.2||34||25||24||6||32||0||47||1.33||4.35|
|2010||Cin||4||3||0 - 0||12||12||0||62.2||59||30||30||6||35||0||67||1.50||4.31|
|2011||Cin||5||7||0 - 0||20||20||0||108.2||106||72||69||19||65||3||104||1.57||5.71|
|2012||SD||11||11||0 - 0||32||32||1||182.2||160||88||84||14||105||6||174||1.45||4.14|
|2013||SD||9||10||0 - 0||27||27||0||142.1||168||100||95||14||69||2||116||1.67||6.01|
|2013||LAD||0||2||0 - 0||6||5||0||28.0||25||14||13||5||8||0||26||1.18||4.18|
|2013||Tot||9||12||0 - 0||33||32||0||170.1||193||114||108||19||77||2||142||1.59||5.71|
|2014||Pit||13||7||0 - 0||32||31||1||192.2||166||75||65||17||71||6||140||1.23||3.04|
|2015||KC||13||9||0 - 0||34||33||1||200.1||190||89||79||16||72||1||155||1.31||3.55|
|2016||KC||10||11||0 - 0||34||34||0||189.1||217||124||113||23||76||1||139||1.55||5.37|
|Career||89||79||0 - 0||259||252||3||1432.1||1403||767||706||148||668||24||1229||1.45||4.44|
|2010||Cin||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||4||4||4||0||2||0||0||21.60|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||4||4||4||0||2||0||0||21.60|
|2014||Pit||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||3||9.00|
|WC||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||3||9.00|
|2015||KC||Total||1||2||0 - 0||5||5||0||28.2||18||13||12||3||18||2||23||3.77|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.2||5||3||3||0||4||1||8||4.76|
|LCS||1||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.0||5||5||5||1||8||0||7||4.09|
|WS||0||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||12.0||8||5||4||2||6||1||8||3.00|
|Career||1||4||0 - 0||7||7||0||35.1||27||22||21||4||23||2||26||5.35|