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August 30, 2005

Transaction

Texas added pitcher EDISON VOLQUEZ to the 40-man and active rosters and optioned pitcher C.J. WILSON to AA Frisco.

Volquez turned 22 last month and began the season at high-A Bakersfield. Volquez had a 4.19 ERA and 12 BB / 77 SO ratio in 67 innings there, then a 4.14 ERA with 17 walks and 49 strikeouts in AA Frisco. On the whole, he didn’t dominate at either level though at times he pitched very well. Texas had to add him at the end of the season anyway, so Texas decided to see what he can do now. My guess: not much. Volquez is “only? a very good prospect, not King Felix’s older brother. As long as he doesn’t get shelled, I’ll be happy.

Wilson pitched well and won the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. He’ll rejoin the team when Frisco’s season ends in a few days.

Texas now has a full 40-man roster.

Posted by Lucas at August 30, 2005 08:30 PM