He’s found a home with the Colorado Rockies on a minor league deal worth a reported $1.5 million after being released by the Royals.
Not to bash Volstad (because he’ll forever be a better pitcher than you and I combined) but he faced serious control and accuracy issues while playing in Chicago. He couldn’t buy a win for the longest time finishing his stint with the Cubs 3-12 with a 6.31 ERA.
What makes Volstad a good target for any team is his size. The righty is 6’8″ tall and that can spell some serious leverage in his pitching arm – this gives him a distinct advantage on the mound should he figure out his issues.
In all honesty, good for Mr. Volstad and I wish him the best of luck. He’ll make a million and a half bucks playing the minor leagues while I sit here and write about baseball for chump change.
I’d take that deal any day of the week.