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EDISON VOLQUEZ, 33, starting pitcher
Final 2013 stats: 9-12, 5.71 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings (0-2/4.18/1.18/8.4 as a Dodger).
Contract status: free agent, signed one-year, $5-million deal with
The good: In his six games with the
The bad: Pretty much everything else. Led the
What's next: Probably more disappointment, only this time for the Pirates.
The take: There was nothing to lose in signing Volquez, so there can't be much crying over how he performed. He was the 11th different starting pitcher the Dodgers used last season, so they were sort of past being real picky for a fifth starter.
The right-hander showed some improvement as a Dodger, and his walks and hits per inning both dropped. When he was flirting with control, you could see why he once struck out over 200 one season for the
But too often he was all over the place and is not the kind of guy a team that believes it can win a