By Matt Snyder
Edinson Volquez went from opening day starter for the Reds to a minor-leaguer within two months, but Tuesday he's going to return to the hill. The Reds had been saying the past few days that Volquez might get the ball Tuesday but didn't firm anything up until Monday evening (MLB.com). It's official now, and he will be the Reds' starting pitcher against the Cubs Tuesday night.
Volquez was demoted to Triple-A on May 23, a day after allowing seven hits, four walks and six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings against the Indians. His ERA hadn't dipped below 5.59 after any start of the season, and he never worked into the seventh inning in 10 starts. At the time of his demotion, Volquez held a 6.35 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 38 walks in 51 innings.
The good news for the Reds is he may have worked things out in the minors. For Triple-A Louisville, Volquez made two starts and only allowed three runs in 14 1/3 innings (1.88 ERA).
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