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Chris Volstad

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  • Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority

    Position analysis: Pitching will be a priority
    A pitching staff that included Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija and Carlos Marmol went belly up in 2012, despite prolonged stretches of dominance from those four starters and the closer. The Cubs finished 24th among all major...
  • Marlins' bullpen crumbles as Reds rally for win

    Marlins' bullpen crumbles as Reds rally for win
    A sellout crowd was on hand Saturday for Joey Votto Bobblehead Night at Great American Ball Park, but for seven innings Marlins starter Josh Johnson had them sitting on their hands. That changed in a hurry when the Marlins bullpen, which was handed a 3-0...
  • Infante, Coghlan both in lineup Sunday

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said he feared the worst when he saw second baseman Omar Infante grab the hamstring on the back of his right leg when leaving the batter's box in the fifth inning of Saturday's game. "Right off the bat that is two or three...
  • Marlins hope to keep Phillies within striking distance

    MIAMI GARDENS – Coming off a disastrous home stand that has seen them lose ground to the Phillies, the Marlins head to Philadelphia Tuesday hoping to keep the division leaders within striking distance. "We know that Philly is tough and that they are in...
  • Marlins drop struggling Hanley Ramirez (.201) to sixth in lineup

    Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez is trying anything in an attempt to break the Marlins free-fall. And that includes continuous tinkering with the lineup, which is how Hanley Ramirez ended up in the sixth spot Saturday, the first time since his rookie...
  • Randy Wells clears waivers

    Randy Wells clears waivers
    Randy Wells cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Tripl-A Iowa, the Cubs announced Friday. Wells had been designated for assignment, but no team picked him up. He was 1-2 with a 5.34 earned-run average in 12 games, four of them starts....
  • Angels' signing of Chris Volstad could affect Hanson, Williams

    Angels' signing of Chris Volstad could affect Hanson, Williams
    The Angels have agreed to terms with starting pitcher Chris Volstad, 27, on a minor league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, an early off-season move that might not bode well for the future of pitchers Jerome Williams and Tommy Hanson...
  • Angels sign left-hander Wade LeBlanc to minor-league contract

    The Angels signed Wade LeBlanc, a veteran left-hander who was released by baseball’s two worst teams -- Miami and Houston -- last season, to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. LeBlanc has a 20-32 career record and 4....
  • Angels decline to extend contract to pitcher Jerome Williams

    Angels decline to extend contract to pitcher Jerome Williams
    The Angels informed veteran right-hander Jerome Williams Monday afternoon that they will not be tendering him a contract for 2014, according to a person familiar with the decision but not authorized to speak publicly about it. Williams is now a free...
  • Wade LeBlanc out of Angels rotation; Could Trevor Cahill join team?

    Wade LeBlanc out of Angels rotation; Could Trevor Cahill join team?
    The Angels have a big four-game series against the American League West-rival Oakland Athletics this weekend in Anaheim, and they're not sure who their starting pitcher will be for one of those games, on Saturday night. They know who it won’t be,...
  • Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker is something of a savior as they win, 8-2

    Angels rookie Matt Shoemaker is something of a savior as they win, 8-2
    It will be almost impossible for Matt Shoemaker to pry the American League rookie-of-the-year award from the meaty mitts of Chicago White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, who is hitting .308 with 33 homers and a league-leading 94 runs batted in. But the Angels...