MIAMI (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says right-hander Edinson Volquez has agreed with the Miami Marlins on a $22 million, two-year contract.
The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the agreement won’t be final until Volquez successfully completes a physical.
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.
The Marlins must revamp their rotation following the death of ace Jose Fernandez in a boating accident in September.
Volquez has a 89-79 record in 12 major league seasons. He’s 33 but has pitched at least 189 innings each of the past three years.
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