LOS ANGELES (AP) — Edinson Volquez has signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The right-hander was in the bullpen Friday night for the opener of a three-game series against San Diego.READ MORE: Military Plane Crashes In Residential Area In Lake Worth, Texas; 3 Injured, Up To 6 Homes Hit
Volquez was the Padres’ opening day starter this season for the second straight year. He went 9-10 with a 6.01 ERA in 27 starts before getting released Tuesday, two days after the club designated him for assignment.READ MORE: Chris Rock Announces COVID-19 Diagnosis: 'Trust Me, You Don't Want This'
To make room on the roster, the NL West leaders optioned rookie reliever Chris Withrow to Triple-A Albuquerque.
The 30-year-old Volquez, an All-Star in 2008 with Cincinnati, is 53-50 with a 4.77 ERA in the majors. He has pitched for the Padres, Rangers and Reds.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed In Overnight Crash In Rialto; Probe Underway
Withrow has had two stints with the Dodgers this season, going 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 17 appearances.