According to multiple reports, the Marlins and veteran right-hander Edinson Volquez have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal pending a physical.
The 33-year-old starter pitched for the Royals the past two seasons and compiled a 10-11 record with a 5.37 ERA in 34 starts and 189 1/3 innings in 2016 for Kansas City.READ MORE: Affordable Housing Art Deco Style In Little Havana
His ERA in 2016 was his highest since 2013 when he was a member of the San Diego Padres.
Still, Volquez is a reliable starter and has pitched at least 170 1/3 innings in each of the last five seasons.
The move comes roughly two months after the tragic death of Marlins ace Jose Fernandez and is a good first step towards helping Miami rebuild a starting rotation that was decimated by the loss of their No. 1 starter.MORE NEWS: Residents Living Near Sharp Curve Along NW 87 Terrace Fed Up With Constant Crashes
It’s expected by many that the Marlins will continue to shop for another starter, but their rotation as it stands now is Adam Conley, Wei-Yin Chen, Tom Koehler and Volquez.