The Marlins have agreed to a 2-year, $22 million deal with right-hander Edinson Volquez, pending a physical, a source has confirmed to SB Nation. The deal was first reported by Clark Spencer and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
Volquez will receive $9 million in 2017 and $13 million in 2018, according to a major-league source. The deal does not include any options or incentive clauses.
Miami has been known to be pursuing rotation help in the wake of the tragic death of ace Jose Fernandez, and has reportedly been looking to add two starters this winter. Volquez, who declined his half of a mutual option with the Royals at the beginning of the offseason, will be the first addition to a rotation that is projected to include Adam Conley, Wei-Yin Chen and Tom Koehler.
Volquez, 33, struggled to a 10-11 record and 5.37 ERA in the second and final year of a 2-year, $20 million deal he signed with the Royals before the 2015 season. He is viewed as a strong bounce-back candidate for next season, and was known to be on the Marlins radar since the beginning of the offseason.
Volquez is a veteran of 12 major-league seasons with the Rangers (2005-07), Reds (2008-11), Padres (2012-13), Dodgers (2013), Pirates (2014) and Royals (2014-15). In that span, he owns a career 4.44 ERA while being named an All-Star on one occasion (2008).