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.

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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.

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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.

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Withrow has had two stints with the Dodgers this season, going 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 17 appearances.