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