The Rangers have signed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to a two-year minor league contract, as the 34-year-old heads back to Texas, where he made his major league debut back in 2005.
As a part of the Marlins rotation last season, Volquez twirled a no-hitter against the Diamondbacks before needing Tommy John surgery in August. As part of his recovery process from the surgery, Volquez will likely miss the entire 2018 season, or at least the majority of it.
The Marlins will pay Volquez $13 million next season, so the Rangers will have the right-hander for next to no cost, and can wait to see how he comes back from surgery.
The veteran has pitched 13 major league seasons with seven different teams, compiling a 4.42 career ERA. His injury-shortened 2017 campaign ended with a 4.19 ERA over 92 1⁄3 innings pitched.