Rangers place Volquez on 45-day IL

Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers announced today that right-handed pitcher Edinson Volquez has been placed on the 45-day injured list with a right oblique strain.

The Rangers will make a corresponding roster move on Friday.

Volquez sustained the injury on uesday night in the fifth inning against Seattle. He earned the victory in relief in that game, issuing one hit and one walk in 0.1 innings.

Volquez was selected to the Major League roster at the start of the 2020 regular season after being a non-roster spring training invitee and is 2-1 with a 6.35 ERA in seven relief appearances. He set a club record by going 4,719 days between wins in a Rangers uniform between victories on September 7, 2007 and August 8, 2020.

Volquez is 95-89 with a 4.45 ERA in 294 games/273 starts with Texas (2005-07; 2019-20), Cincinnati (2008-11), San Diego (2012-2013), Los Angeles Dodgers (2013), Pittsburgh (2014), Kansas City (2015-16), and Miami (2017).

Volquez is expected to undergo his rehab in Arlington.

“Volqy is the man,” said Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels. “He’s grown from a confident kid with a bit of a wild streak to one of the most universally respected men in the game.

“His oblique is holding him back from competing, but his influence is still felt in the growth of our other players.”

The Rangers Major League roster is at 39 players.