January 25, 2021

Rangers Place Edinson Volquez On 45-Day Injured List (MLB Trade Rumors)

The Rangers announced Thursday that right-hander Edinson Volquez has been placed on the 45-day injured list after suffering a right oblique strain in his most recent appearance. With only 47 days remaining in the regular season, that will likely put an end to his 2020 campaign.

Volquez, 37, returned to Texas on a minor league deal this winter after pitching 16 innings for them in 2019. He openly pondered the possibility of retiring last summer, suggesting that he hoped to get back on the mound with the Rangers late in the season and then call it a career. At the time, it seemed Volquez was simply hoping to go out on his own terms, but he clearly felt strong enough last September to give things another go in 2020. He cracked the club’s Opening Day roster and has pitched 5 2/3 innings while allowing three runs, although virtually all the damage against him came in one ugly outing.

What’s next for Volquez isn’t clear. The right-hander has been limited to just 21 2/3 big league frames…

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