The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year deal with Edinson Volquez, according to Ken Rosenthal.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/410891985059590144

I'm not sure what this says about the future of A.J. Burnett. Neal Huntington has said in the past that the Pirates could add a bounce back candidate and still have room to add Burnett.

Volquez wouldn't be my top choice as a bounce back guy. He has definitely under-performed his advanced metrics. Last year he had a 5.71 ERA and a 4.07 xFIP. In 2012 he was better, with a 4.14 ERA and a 4.20 xFIP. In his career he has a 4.75 ERA and a 4.17 xFIP.

One big problem with Volquez is that he walks too many batters. In his career he has a 4.75 BB/9 ratio. This isn't a Francisco Liriano situation where he had two years of contr...

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