Miami Marlins sign Edinson Volquez to a 2yr/$22MM contract

The Miami Marlins have agreed to sign Edinson Volquez for two years and $22MM. He'll receive $9MM in 2017 and $13MM in 2018. The 33-year-old went 10-11 with a 5.37 ERA along with 139/76 (1.83 K/BB) over 189.1 IP with the Kansas City Royals. Volquez has thrown at least 170 Innings in each of the past five years. 

How this affects Miami's RHP future outlook: Now that Jose Fernandez won't be leading Miami's pitching staff, the Marlins needed additional right-handed pitching to solidify the rotation. Edinson Volquez brings a much needed innings-eater presence to the back of Miami's rotation. The Marlins are still left without any top-tier starting pitching talent, but Volquez's combination of experience and durability should prove worthy of the $22MM price tag. 

How this affects Miami's overall future outlook: With Miami lacking any legitimate pitching prospects besides the recently drafted Braxton Garrett, Volquez will be more than a viable stop-gap solution. He's not blocking any prospects from a spot in the rotation and the Marlins don't have the cash to sign one of the market's premier names. Volquez on a 2yr/$22MM contract should give Miami good bang for their buck.

Bottom Line: The Marlins fill the need for an innings eater for a relatively low price tag. 

Grade: B+