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Padres’ Volquez almost pitches team’s first no-hitter


Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez has been everything the San Diego Padres wanted in a top-of-the rotation pitcher.

He is 6-7 overall, with a 3.34 ERA, with 109 strikeouts and 70 walks on a team that is offensively-challenged.

Edinson Volquez (courtesy of

The fire-balling right-hander almost made history on Thursday. He came within an infield single of throwing the Padres first no-hitter in the team’s history.

Volquez allowed a single to the Houston Astros’ Matt Downs in the fourth inning, a dribbler to the left-side of the mound, which he could not field.


Info compiled from MLB & San Diego Padres

Reds get starter Latos; part with Alonso, Volquez


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The Cincinnati Reds have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Mat Latos from the San Diego Padres for a package of four players: infielder Yonder Alonso, right-handed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez, minor league catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-hander Brad Boxberger.

Alonso did have a position in Cincinnati with Joey Votto at first base. Volquez was a big disappointment at 5-7 with a 5.71 ERA.

The Reds wanted a top of the rotation pitcher and they have one in Latos. The 23-year-old went 9-14 with a 3.47 ERA for the Padres in 2011. He finished among the NL leaders in ERA and strikeouts.


Info from San Diego Padres & Cincinnati Reds news

Minor League callups can be costly; Reds spare expense


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The Cincinnati Reds are a small-market team, with a low payroll and they’re out of the Central Division race. But they spared no expense when it came to calling up several of their top prospects from Triple-A Louisville.

The Reds brought up Yonder Alonso, Jared Burton, Carlos Fisher, Matt Maloney, Edinson Volquez, Devin Mesoroco, Juan Francisco & Chris Valaika.

Bringing up players is not cheap at all. They get paid for a month at a big league minimum. To add it up, that’s about $70,000 per player. And that total does not include the cost of travel or the stripping the Louisville Bats roster.

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The Reds covered the Bats with players from Double-A Carolina to play the final games in Louisville’s season.

The Reds have been accused over the years of being cheap. But in the Bob Castellini/ Walt Jocketty era, they’ve spent money to upgrade the team.

Info compiled from staff & MLB news

Harang has a re-birth in hometown of San Diego


Aaron Harang (courtesy of

During this past off-season, the Cincinnati Reds had a choice, should they pick up the $11 million option on Aaron Harang’s contract or go with their younger pitchers?

Like most teams in their position, the Reds chose to keep the money and put their fortunes in Travis Wood, Homer Bailey and Edinson Volquez.

The result has not been very good for the Reds. Wood is in the minors due to inconsistency, Bailey has been on and off the disabled list but has pitched well when healthy and Volquez has been to the minors twice to correct pitch effieciency, and control problems.

The Reds also had a huge option on veteran pitcher Bronson Arroyo, who had consistently won between 12-16 games a year for the team. They decided to keep him over Harang as well.

As for Harang, he is having a comeback season in his hometown of San Diego.

The former Reds ace pitcher, who was struggling the last three years with the Reds at 18-38, has become the ace of the Padres staff. He is 9-2 and is 4-0 with a 2.17 ERA in his past nine starts.

Recently, he beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4.


compiled from staff & San Diego Padres news

“D-Train” Dontrelle Willis expected to get call-up to Reds for Sunday’s game


Dontrelle Willis (courtesy of Louisville Bats)

According to internet reports, radio sports talk shows and published reports, Dontrelle Willis, who has pitched for Florida, Detroit and Arizona, will be called up by the Cincinnati Reds to start Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Sunday would’ve been Edinson Volquez’s start but he was demoted to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday to work on his command issues.

The 29-year-old Willis, has a 71-63 won-loss record with 4.12 ERA with 839 strikeouts.

The tall left-hander became the 13th African-American pitcher to win 20 games in 2005 with Florida, as he led Major League Baseball with 22 wins.

Willis has been the ace of the staff in Louisville, with a 5-2 record and a 2.63 earned run average.


compiled from staff, Radio & TV news

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