The Reds avoided arbitration with Volquez and signed him to a one year $1.625 million contract in January. Volquez has had some problems attaining a work visa, which can be a hassle for foreign players, but usually gets taken care of in the end. He can not pitch in front of paying customers until he attains the proper visa.
The Reds still have him slated to start March 31 against the Brewers. Volquez will team with fellow Dominican Johnny Cueto in the Reds rotation. Cueto is from San Pedro de Macoris and Volquez is from Barahona, DR.
|Volquez pitches for the Reds, by Wknight94|