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Volquez finalizes $22 million, 2-year contract with Marlins

Edinson Volquez admits he was "tired" toward the second half of last season. That attributed to his bloated 5.37 ERA, he said.

The 33-year-old right-hander, fresh off completing his $22 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins, assured everyone Friday that he is now rested and ready to go.

"I pitched a lot of innings the year before," Volquez said in Spanish, referring to the 200 1/3 innings he threw for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals in 2015, when he went 13-9 with a 3.55 ERA. "By June and July (of 2016), I was tired."

Volquez, who has made more than 30 starts in each of the past four years, was 10-11 last...